Part VI: Video-Researching Potentially Fake Facebook Profiles

Researching Potentially Fake Facebook Profiles Last week I introduced you to the Stalk Scan tool, and gave you nine profiles to check out to determine which ones were fake. If you did the exercise, how many did you think were fake? Actually ALL the profiles in that exercise were fake.

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4 Important Social Media Video Trends to Watch in 2018

Trends in social media are often fleeting, burning bright for a short while but fading just as quickly. However there have been several social media video trends that have stood out this year, and deserve

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A Search Tool for Finding Fake Facebook Profiles

Last week we talked about foreign profiles creating fake news sites and posting links in political groups with American audiences. I gave you several groups to visit, to see whether you could find any accounts from outside the US posting content there. I just went back and checked a few, and I saw posts from Pakistan, the Philippines, Benin, Denmark, India, Switzerland, and several other places. These profiles weren’t hiding their nationality – you could see it on their profiles pretty clearly.

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Exclusive Series: Part IV-Facebook Groups-Home of Foreign Fakes

Facebook Groups – Home of Foreign Fakers (Part 1) I’ve been tracking fake profiles on Facebook in my spare time this year. That sounds like a silly hobby, but it’s been highly educational. I started because I noticed that many of the profiles I caught sharing fakery seemed to be fake.

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Exclusive Series: Part III-Stopping Fake News Begins With Us

One of the reasons fakery spreads so quickly is that we no longer look too carefully at the information that we scroll past in our feeds. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms are designed to encourage users to share images and stories instantly, based on the text or pictures or headlines, rather than consider first whether those things are true.

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Exclusive Series: Fake news -The 7 types of misinformation and disinformation

Seven Types of Fakery One of the hardest things about dealing with fakery is getting people to agree on definitions. Claire Wardle of First Draft News has a wonderful graphic to help differentiate between some prevalent types of misinformation and disinformation. This week

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Exclusive Series: How To Find and Fight Fake News

In this series, I’ll update you weekly on what I’m seeing in my fight against fakery. I’ll introduce you to partners in the fakery fight, such as the Pro-Truth Pledge project, Lead Stories’ Hoax Alert, new allies like Advocate Against Romance Scams and Sarah from Exploiting the Niche, and journalists from Buzzfeed and Media Matters for America. I’ll share my findings and methods for catching fakes, and tell you how you can get involved in the fight. I’ll ask you what kind of fakery you’re encountering, and I’ll suggest regular action items so you can join in the effort to fight fakery. And I’ll also point you to good places to learn more.

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Google to start selling $20 'Titan' USB security keys

Google is to start selling its own USB security keys in a bid to stop customer’s accounts being hacked. The

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Is North Korea capable of striking US via Antarctic (South Pole)?

by Krishna Santos Featured writer North Korean nukes aimed at the US may fly over Russia The shortest distance between

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Police: Girl, 15, stabbed over 50x and set on fire; met killer on Facebook

Philadelphia police say a teenage girl was stabbed approximately 80 times and then set on fire met by a man she met on Facebook.

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