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: The news industry’s war on Trump

Sherrilynne Starkie

This was a busy week for must-know news in the world of social media. Hundreds of news outlets band together to fight Trump in war on press. Having a viable, independent news publishing industry if vital if PR pros are to do their jobs well.

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 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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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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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 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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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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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.”

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.

Facebook Announces Removal of Trending News Section

Social Media Today

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

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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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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Why Your Daily News Lacks News

Ari Herzog

That reason, in part, is because of the lack of investigative and hard news reporting. Much of the news today is soft news, yesterday’s news, news that is so inconsequential that it is no wonder why people comment it is fluff. Marketing news

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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 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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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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Mark Zuckerberg Announces Major News Feed Changes

Myrland Marketing

If your Facebook News Feed has historically been dominated by updates from brands, businesses, and news media, get ready for a major shift. Explore keeps the business content out of the personal News Feed so users can see more updates from people, not pages.

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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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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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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 Announces New Slate of Video News Programs, Replacing Trending

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced a new slate of exclusive video news programming, which could replace their Trending News module

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 Ticker: Crowdfunding Coming To YouTube Soon

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Facebook. Social Media News Ticker: Foursquare Launches Swarm, YouTube Reportedy Buying Twitch.

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 & 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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Don’t Sell Your Brand’s Soul to the Facebook News Feed Algorithm and Vanity Metrics

Pam Moore

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the news feed algorithm will be changing in a way that impacts brands and publishers. He made it crystal clear that we all will see less brand content in our news feed. 10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content That Owns the News Feed Like a Boss.

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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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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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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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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Video Ads Expand Outside U.S.

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: Users can now share multiple photos on Twitter via web and the Android app.

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Facebook Testing New Multiproduct News Feed Ads

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook is testing a new type of multiproduct News Feed ad with advertisers including Michael Kors and Lowe’s. Readers: Have any of these ads made their way into your News Feeds ? Advertising/Marketing Facebook Adweek Dynamic Ads e-Commerce Holiday Shopping Season images Lowe's Marty Swant Michael Kors News Feed Photos retailers Videos

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Top Digital & Social News from Last Week – 4/7/16

Gemma Went

Facebook to focus on friends and family Last Wednesday Facebook announced another shift in the infamous News Feed algorithm. The post Top Digital & Social News from Last Week – 4/7/16 appeared first on Gemma Went. This update will promote family and friend content, rather than that posted by brands. This means pages with a high volume of “Page post” traffic may experience a decline, but those that rely on referrals […].

10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content that Owns the News Feed Like a BOSS

Pam Moore

Facebook recently announced big changes to the Facebook News Feed algorithm that impacts publishers, brands, celebrities and just about any business or human being who wants to conduct any type of business utilizing Facebook.

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The Most Popular News Sites on YouTube

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Popular News Sites on YouTube by Adam Sherk on August 31, 2010 YouTube is both a major opportunity and an interesting challenge for news sites. News or AOL News although there is a general channel for Yahoo!

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches “Nearby Friends”

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter and Google+: Facebook. Social Media News Ticker +Post ads AdSense Facebook geo-location Gnip Google mobile advertising MoPub Nearby Friends Twitter

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Why You Should Stop Reading the News

Ari Herzog

Before you read my thoughts on the subject, here is what Thoreau wrote in 1854: I don’t learn anything in the news. News is bad for you so stop reading and start living.

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Facebook 2018 News Feed Changes 101: What You Need to Know For Your Business

Pam Moore

Unless you have been hiding under a rock or too busy to do the double click, you likely know by now that Facebook recently announced some big changes to their news feed algorithm. Recap of the recent Facebook announcement and changes being made to the Facebook News Feed.

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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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