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Impostor Syndrome leaves most tech workers feeling like a fake     – CNET
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A new informal study shows that 58 percent of tech employees from companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft feel like frauds.

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Google created a fake pizza brand to test out creative strategies for YouTube ads
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Google’s Unskippable Ads team has been testing ad effectiveness in a compelling new way: It created a fake pizza brand called Doctor Fork, used stock footage to create 33 ads and then served them up on YouTube and reached 20 million impressions. Ben Jones, creative director at Unskippable Labs, explained that there are certain axioms […]

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Americans Don't Think the Platforms Are Doing Enough To Fight Fake News
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Journalists regularly weigh in on what platforms like Facebook and Google are and aren’t doing to stop the spread of viral misinformation. But what do Americans at large think? From a report: Nothing good, according to a new survey published by Gallup and the Knight Foundation on Wednesday. The report, based on web surveys from […]

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The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting him on track to bring in more than $200,000, records show. Mr. Vassilev, 32, does not provide the views himself. […]

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Facebook should be held liable for fake news, say UK politicians     – CNET
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Britain’s MPs take on the social network and other US tech giants.

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Facebook, defending fake news, gives platform to another right-wing conspiracy     – CNET
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Unsubstantiated comments by Alex Jones against Robert Mueller are allowed to stand, says Facebook

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Facebook will take down fake news that leads to violence     – CNET
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The social network has been accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India.

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Facebook Messenger may soon flag DMs from fake accounts
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While Facebook-owned WhatsApp is starting to label messages to fight fake news, Facebook proper seems to be doing something similar. According to a report at Motherboard, the social media company is testing a system to tell you whether your direct me…

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Twitter’s efforts to suspend fake accounts have doubled since last year
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Bots, your days of tweeting politically divisive nonsense might be numbered. The Washington Post reported Friday that in the last few months Twitter has aggressively suspended accounts in an effort to stem the spread of disinformation running rampant on its platform. The Washington Post reports that Twitter suspended as many as 70 million accounts between […]

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