2018/09/27: One of the main interesting findings is that fake news is mostly circulated by politically affiliated accounts (in particular those of the embattled candidate Fillon) whereas debunks mostly came from unaffiliated accounts,” he said in an email. “This seems like quite a new observation.”
In an email to Daniel, Sénécat agreed, and said that fact-checkers should think about adapting their methodologies to tackle a range of political misinformation.
“We fact-checkers should not only work on 100 percent false information but also delve into other phenomena such as propaganda,” he said. “And considering that false information is a portion of a more massive phenomenon, which we could define as misinformation as a whole.”
2012/10/02: However inevitable, Diaspora's demise arrives at a time when Moglen's darkest fears have come to bear and the need for a secure, privacy conscious way to connect with others has never been greater. In a post-Facebook world, many of the brands we've come to trust as the linchpins of a new era of democratic communication have turned their backs on such ideals in search of profits. And when the government increasingly beckons, firms like Google and Twitter are having a harder time saying no.
Google's latest transparency report revealed that the U.S. is now a leader in Web censorship, submitting 6,192 items to be removed across 187 requests, more than any other country and up 103 percent over the prior year. It's no different for Twitter whose frequent reluctance to cooperate with law enforcement didn't stop it from complying with most government requests: last year, it supplied some or all of the information requested 75 percent of the time. Earlier this year, the site acknowledged that it would begin censoring Tweets when governments asked it to do so.
There've been a number of what one might call "peak Google" articles lately, most conspicuously the New York Times piece yesterday . No...
The Ugandan government has implemented a law forcing mobile users to pay taxes to use mobile money and social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Skype.
My first job at Amazon was as the first analyst in strategic planning, the forward-looking counterpart to accounting, which records what already happened. We maintained several time horizons for our forward forecasts, from granular monthly forecasts to quarterly and annual forecasts to even five and ten year forecasts for the purposes of fund-raising and, well, strategic planning.
We have just released the Santa Clara principles (PDF), calling on platforms to provide better information about how they moderate content online. The principles articulate a minimum set of standards
One last comment on Facebook and then we'll move on to more pressing problems like growing tomatoes and keeping the squirrels off the peaches. My favorite podcaster, who goes by the initials KMO, interviewed contrarian journalist and advertising consultant B.J.
La mancanza di analisi da parte dei giornalisti e un numero limitato di persone particolarmente attive su Twitter oggi può trasformare un sussurro in un "urlo collettivo".
Dopo il caso Cambridge Analytica, il punto di vista di uno scienziato di computational social science. E' davvero possibile manipolare il comportamento elettorale attraverso una strategia basata su dati e veicolata tramite piattaforme social? E' perché sarebbero monipolabili soprattutto i populisti? Prime parziali risposte
Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.
The kinds of things that I often see could literally be stopped by one person. I mean: 4chan trending on Google during the Las Vegas shooting? How that even happened, I have no idea, but I do know that one person could have stopped that.
At a time when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, we should be living in a utopia of public discourse. We're not.
Archivists are working to document our chaotic, opaque, algorithmically complex world-and in many cases, they simply can't.
From the Fall issue "Connectivity"
Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society
Noto in giro una certa eccitazione sul fatto che ieri sera Eni abbia reagito al "trattamento" riservatole da Report con una lunga serie di Tweet durante la trasmissione della puntata e
You may not realise it, but your smartphone is giving away your deepest secrets
Quella trascorsa è stata (anche) la settimana del debutto di Periscope, app per il mobile live streaming nuova di zecca lanciata niente meno che da Twitter. Ho avuto accesso alla beta privata prima che "aprissero le porte al mondo", quindi ...
Poche novità mi hanno dato da pensare come l'avvento di Periscope. Sistema di live streaming audio video collegato a twitter permette la creazione di palinsesti personali e racconto mutimediale in diretta e interattivo con chi ci segue. Potenziale esplosivo per cronaca live di eventi (reading o presentazioni), performance artistiche, racconti di territorio, trasmissioni radio o
Un articolo di Repubblica parla di isolamento (causa anche di mortalità) dovuto ai social network, citando i risultati di un ricerca americana. Peccato però che lo studio non parli affatto dei social network intesi come Facebook o Twitter, ma come reti sociali reali, in carne ed ossa.