Changes to Google News

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google is now using machine learning to group top media stories in Google Search and has implemented carousels to improve search relevance and make news easy to access. Searchers now see a carousel of articles at the top of the search results highlighting relevant news.

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Top news in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Each week I scan the hundreds of industry websites to keep abreast of the news. Here’s this week’s list of the most important, must-know social media news featuring LinkedIn, World Emoji Day, Instagram Sales and Instagram anti-bullying.

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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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Facebook Launches Facebook News, a Dedicated Tab for News Content

Social Media Today

Facebook has launched the first stage of its new dedicated News tab, which will help users find more relevant, trustworthy news content on the platform

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What we are missing about Deepfakes and Fake News in 2020?

Waxing UnLyrical

You can’t escape the news – fake news influenced the 2016 election and will be even more visible in 2020. Some investors were praying for bad news so they could make more money when the stock went down. The post What we are missing about Deepfakes and Fake News in 2020?

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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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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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Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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Top Five: The news Facebook tributes tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top five social media news for marketers and PR pros! SS: Any plan to reduce Twitter spam and noise is good news. The post Top Five: The news Facebook tributes tool appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

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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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Top Five Social Media News: Instagram native scheduling is here!

Sherrilynne Starkie

Lots of social media news out this week and here’s a summary of the top five stories you need to know. I’m happy for this news! Get our regular Top Five Social Media News delivered directly to your inbox with our free newsletter.

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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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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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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 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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More Details Emerge Around Facebook's Coming News Section

Social Media Today

More details are slowly emerging about Facebook's coming 'trusted news' tab, which will aim to showcase more news content on the platform

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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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Should Publishers Use Facebook's 'Breaking News' Label?

Social Media Today

Facebook has been slowly rolling out its 'Breaking News' label to more publishers - but does it actually help improve reach

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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Podcast Playlist: A mix of motivation, news and entertainment

Sherrilynne Starkie

Podcasts great way to keep on top of social media and industry trends and news. They are chock full of the important social media, PR and marketing news I need to know to do my job well.

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Facebook Expands its 'Breaking News' Tags to More Regions

Social Media Today

After months of testing, Facebook has announced that it's giving publishers in more regions access to its 'Breaking News' post tags

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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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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 Launching Community Actions Feature To News Feed

Socialmedia.biz

Facebook is all set to launch Community Actions, an interactive News Feed petition feature, that will allow users to support political and social causes that matter to them. The post Facebook Launching Community Actions Feature To News Feed appeared first on SocialMedia.biz.

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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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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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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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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 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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Facebook Will Fund a New Set of Facebook Watch-Exclusive News Programs in Europe

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that it will fund a new set of Facebook-Watch exclusive news programs across Europe

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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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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 Will Hire Journalists to Curate its Coming Dedicated News Section

Social Media Today

Facebook has advertised open positions for a team of journalists which will oversee its coming dedicated news section

Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm to Demote Misleading Health Claims

Social Media Today

Facebook has made another step towards lessening the reach of misleading and false health claims on its platform

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The Top Social Media News Updates for March 2019

Social Media Today

Were you on top of all the various updates, announcements and news stories in March? Check out this round-up of the key social platform news

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Instagram and the news

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social media tools are transforming the way photographers, journalists and everyday users are documenting news around the world. They discussed the growing influence of social media on photo journalism specifically how Instagram allows real-time news coverage through visual storytelling.

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New Study Finds Consumers are Concerned About the Influence of Social Media on News Coverage

Social Media Today

Pew Research has published a new study which looks at how consumers view social media's influence on news coverage, which shows that there are significant concerns around bias

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Facebook Will Fund New Facebook Watch-Exclusive News Programs in Australia

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced a new set of deals with Australian news publishers to fund original, Facebook-exclusive programs

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