• Trump/Fox News Feedback Loop: Nuttier Than You Think
    That's the conclusion of Politico's Matthew Gertz following an intensive examination of months of Fox News and Trump policy stories, which sometimes culminate in the President live tweeting Fox's coverage as it airs it.
  • Google News Requires Pubs To Disclose Country Of Origin
    In an effort to create greater transparency over propaganda and disinformation campaigns by foreign powers, Google has created a new rule requiring publications to disclose their country of origin to be indexed in Google News results. Stories that do not disclose their national origin will be stripped from its results.
  • FEC Requires Public Disclosure On Political Ads On Facebook
    While the media industry was consumed by the FCC's vote to repeal "Net Neutrality," another ruling by the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) slipped by that has implications for political media-buying and advertising. The commission ruled that political ads with images or videos posted on Facebook must include "disclaimers" disclosing who paid for them.
  • Scammers Use Political Ads On Facebook To Distribute Malware
    ProPublica expose finds political ads on Facebook were actually scams loaded with malware.
  • How ProPublica Monitors Political Ads On Facebook
    In an innovative mix of crowd-sourcing and machine learning technology, ProPublica has built a tool enable Facebook users to automatically send it political ads displayed in their news feeds.
  • CNN Analyst Pulls Fake News Post About Denzel Washington Attacking Obama
    CNN analyst Harry Houck apologized and deleted a fake news posting on Facebook after Media Matters reported he shared the story with his followers. The story, which fabricated quotes and used an image of actor Denzel Washington criticizing President Barack Obama as "criminal-in-chief," was proven to be a concocted, fake news report.
  • Nevada's GOP Senatorial Primary Race Gets Off To An Early TV Ad Start
    How do you know when a Senate primary race is going to be long and expensive? When TV ads begin breaking in the state seven months before the primary. That's what's happening in Nevada, where Republican incumbent Dean Heller is facing off against Republican businessman Danny Tarkanian. In the new spot, promotes himself as a regular guy with humble roots, as well as his ties to President Donald Trump.
  • The Bottom Line: How Russia's Fake Ads Are Impacting Facebook's Financials
    While most of the attention surrounding Russia's placement of disinformation ads on Facebook has focused on the cost to American society, the Financial Times analyses the financial cost it is having on Facebook itself. While Facebook's shares continue to trade near their historical highs, the social network is investing significant resources in people and technology to thwart similar efforts in the future.
  • The Bottom Line: How Russia's Fake Ads Are Impacting Facebook's Financials
    While most of the attention surrounding Russia's placement of disinformation ads on Facebook has focused on the cost to American society, the Financial Times analyses the financial cost it is having on Facebook itself. While Facebook's shares continue to trade near their historical highs, the social network is investing significant resources in people and technology to thwart similar efforts in the future.
  • 'Black Matters' Ad May Have Been 'Precursor' To Broader Russian Effort
    An ad featuring Freddie Gray and two other African Americans who died in encounters with police that was placed by Russian operatives on Facebook may have been a "precursor" to a broader disinformation campaign to disrupt American politics, reports "The Baltimore Sun."
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