Facebook’s fake news battle in Canada

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook Canada has launched a new fact-checking program aimed at helping combat fake news from spreading. . The initiative is a collaboration with Agence France-Presse (AFP) whose Canada-based fact-checkers will review news stories on Facebook in English and French and rate their accuracy.

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Fake news: Can you tell the difference?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The majority of public relations professionals predict that in just five years the average person will not be able to distinguish between news stories and advertising copy, and what’s more, most people won’t even care. Fighting fake news.

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Top Five: Finally some good news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top 5 must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals see a lot of good work by both Google and Facebook in the effort to improve the quality of news and reporting. Google to tell us the good news for once. Finally, some good news!

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1310 News Powerlunch: Will Ottawa support the Sens this season?

Sherrilynne Starkie

I visited Mark Sutcliffe for the PowerLunch at 1310 News last week and enjoyed connecting with him and Kurt Stoodley, broadcaster and real estate professional. The post 1310 News Powerlunch: Will Ottawa support the Sens this season? Ottawa 1310 News Ottawa news

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Top Five: Research shows that Facebook is successfully tackling fake news

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top 5 must-know social media news for the week includes stories about a new Messenger, Soundcloud’s Instagram integration, YouTube’s changed engagement metrics, the fight against fake news and Snapchat’s power with youth demographics.

Facebook Expands Breaking News Tags, Brings Local News Update Module to More Regions

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced the expansion of both its 'Breaking News' tags and its local news update option

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Facebook Updates News Feed

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook announced that they are going to update its News Feed to display more “high quality content” that is relevant for the users. Think about, “Would my audience want to see this in their News Feeds?”. Source: News Feed FYI: Showing More High Quality Content.

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Why can’t the news be about news?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Sun’s 24-hour news service’s current predicament is excellent news for Canadians, thanks to the CRTC’s decision against mandatory distribution. Sun News Network (Photo credit: Wikipedia). We need better access to news; we need better news services, period.

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Social media news: Top 5 feat. LinkedIn’s Top Voices

Sherrilynne Starkie

The top five must-know social media news stories of the week feature a Google’s new app for small businesses, LinkedIn’s Top Voices list, Facebook welcoming in French regulators, Pinterest’s UX improvements and Instagram’s new time tracking feature.

Facebook news today

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook Foxes. Facebook is cracking down on violent, sexist content in response to an open letter issued last week by Women, Action & the Media (WAM). The group demanded that Facebook add gender-based hate speech to its list of forbidden content.

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Facebook Announces More News Programming for Watch, Releases News Schedule

Social Media Today

Facebook has released it's first news programming schedule, and announced a new set of news programs

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Social Media News & Updates: September

yMarketingMatters

Pages will be able to create ads for desktop and mobile News Feed to boost awareness of events and drive responses. Facebook Updates News Feed: Facebook now shows more timely stories from friends and pages.

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Facebook News Feed Changes. Stay Calm. Don’t Panic.

yMarketingMatters

#Facebook News Feed Changes. Here’s the gist: “Facebook is making significant changes to its News Feed algorithm in an effort to prioritize “meaningful” person-to-person interactions among friends and family over posts from Facebook pages. This goes into the News Feed. #7

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Facebook News Feed Update: Now What?

Jon Loomer

You’ve undoubtedly heard by now about the big Facebook news feed update that was announced recently. The news feed is sorted and customized based on a ranking system. Examples… In 2014, the news feed was updated to show fewer text updates from pages.

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Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News November 15th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Erica Holt Please stop yawning Don’t worry.

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The Psychology of Fake News: How Disinformation Spreads Online

Social Media Today

Fake news is a social problem, which won’t be resolved quickly. Here's an overview of why, and how, the issue is growing in the modern age

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Top Five Social Media Must Knows: The new Google News

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five Social Media Must Knows: The new Google News. This week's top 5 social media must-knows include Hootsuite and Pinterest, Google News and AI, New Buttons for Instagram, Facebook user loyalty and new features from WhatsApp. The new Google News: AI meets human intelligence. Google is rolling out an all new Google News, which uses the best of artificial intelligence to find the best of human intelligence—the great reporting done by journalists around the globe.

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Ottawa’s Capital City News

Sherrilynne Starkie

A couple of weeks back Ottawa saw the launch of a new local community newspaper, Capital City News. News (Photo credit: Wikipedia). I counted one news story, five news in briefs, one sports story among all the PR stories and advertisements.

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Facebook Rolls Out News Feed Algorithm Update to Disincentivize Controversial Content

Social Media Today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new News Feed Algorithm update aimed at disincentivizing sensationalist content

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Flipboard Acquires News App Zite

The Social Media Incubator

Zite Co-Founder Mike Klaas said , “Together, we’re going to build the most wonderful place to read news that has ever existed.” We hope you come with us and help us shape the future of news.”

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

Ignite Social Media

Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. The post Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

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How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

Google News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. But I’ve included enough sites to provide a good sense of the current news search opportunity for publishers.

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Facebook Announces Expansion of 'Today In' Local News Section

Social Media Today

Facebook is again expanding its 'Today In' local news section as it seeks to help boost community engagement, and showcase the value the platform can provide

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Snapchat Adds News Amazon eCommerce Integration, Facilitating Shopping In-App

Social Media Today

Snapchat has announced a new way to shop in-app, via an integration with Amazon which lets you 'scan' real-world products

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How Facebook's News Feed Works - and What's Coming Next

Social Media Today

Facebook's head of News Feed Adam Mosseri gave a new presentation on the platform's infamous algorithm at this week's F8 conference

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Six Sources for Nonprofit News

SocialFish

———— I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with all the news. Many of us have our own curation practice, but one of the most efficient I have is to keep an eye on those in our community who are curating the news for us.

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All your best content may now be considered fake news

Socialmedia.biz

While we both know you’re not a purveyor of so-called fake-news, if you’re not a proper J-school-certified and verified reporter, you might end up on the wrong side of the social media content filter. Fake news has been in the real news recently.

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Facebook Marketers are Already Fumbling News Feed Change

Jon Loomer

It’s been a little over a week since Facebook announced the latest news feed change intended to surface more content from friends and less content from brands. In that time, it’s clear marketers are setting the groundwork for future news feed changes.

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How Fake News Affects PR

Proactive Report

Fake News has always been around, but 2016 saw a sudden rise in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue. Facebook and Google were so alarmed by this flood of fake news that they announced they will be cracking down on fake news stories.

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Top five: Google Chrome to detect fake news with new AI extension

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media and marketing news, information, trends and stats to set you up for a strong start to 2018. Google Chrome to detect fake news with new AI extension. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes . views. Top Five: Marketing Trends and Stats for 2018.

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Social Media News & Updates: February

yMarketingMatters

Place Tips in News Feed: Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you’re at and will show at the top of your news feed. Can you believe it’s March already? 2015 is rolling fast, as are the changes in the social media world.

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3 Notes on Facebook's News Feed Changes Thus Far

Social Media Today

What have been the impacts of Facebook's News Feed changes thus far? Here are three important trends

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Social Media Still Has a Fake News Problem - and Digital Literacy is Largely to Blame

Social Media Today

A new report has found that the majority of Twitter accounts which spread fake news ahead of the 2016 election are still active, underlining the ongoing issue

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The Gamification of News

Social Media Marketing

Now, Google is in the news (literally) with a gamification project of their own, and I think it has some potential. This week Google announced the launch of their Google News Badges. Edition of Google News now lets you collect private, sharable badges for your favorite topics.

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What Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Means To Your Reach

Mindjumpers

Last week, Facebook once again made an update to the way stories are ranked in the news feed. With the latest update, Facebook has put emphasis on the fact that people use the Facebook News Feed to stay updated – not only about their friends but also about what’s happening in the world.

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5 Reasons Getting News Via Twitter Is All You Need

Social Media Citizens

For about 9 months, I haven’t opened any newspaper or trivia, watched the news or listened to any news programs on the radio. Instead I am consuming all the news I am interested in from my Twitter stream day in day out. One major reason I think Twitter is all you need, is because I got sick of the negativity in the news. Now don’t get me wrong, I know this is the kind of news that sells, but it just doesn’t add much value to my life.

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Facebook Announces Removal of Trending News Section

Social Media Today

After various controversies, Facebook has announced that it's removing its Trending news module

Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google News Optimization Tips by Adam Sherk on September 3, 2009 This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it.

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[Answered] Yes, Facebook Is Removing The Trending News Box

SocMed Sean

“What are future news experiences?”, Facebook Featured Social Media Tech content facebook news social social media social networking strategy tips

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Google News news_keywords Meta Tag: More Cons than Pros?

Adam Sherk

The Google News news_keywords meta tag is now available to all publishers that are approved for inclusion. It is nice that Google News is trying to accommodate publishers and allow for more witty, print-style headlines. Don’t let the news_keywords tag add fuel to that fire.

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The Facebook News Feed is Changing to Favor Person to Person Engagement

Jon Loomer

A major change is being made to the news feed that will favor people and negatively impact the visibility of page content. Some news helps start conversations on important issues.” But other video — and news — are bad because they lead to a “passive experience.”

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5 Ways to Battle Fake News and Maintain Brand Integrity

Meltwater

Fake news. The term has become almost overused this past year, as stories from less… Read More.

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Research Suggests that Facebook's Efforts to Halt the Spread of Fake News are Working

Social Media Today

Three new reports show that Facebook's efforts to stamp out fake news are working - though given recent announcements, some may not be convinced