Displaying items by tag: Fake News

Google's featured snippets on search results, which appear right at the top, often provide shockingly incorrect information, leading one academic to characterise them as being worse than fake news.

Published in Data

Google’s ecosystem is the world’s largest online advertising vehicle. It took down 1.7 billion advertisements in the past year – a mere drop in the bucket.

Published in Market
Saturday, 17 December 2016 07:21

eWeek, Slashdot spread fake news about ransomware

At a time when fake news is very much in the news, the technology website eWeek, aided by the American news aggregation site Slashdot, has added its mite to the pile, claiming falsely that 70% of businesses impacted by ransomware end up paying the ransom.

Published in Open Sauce

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