Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press Published 5:20 pm, Friday, June 1, 2018 Photo: Richard Drew /Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This Thursday, May 31, 2018, photo shows the Trending section on a Facebook account in New York. Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn't popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook's later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing the messy human world. less This Thursday, May 31, 2018, photo shows the Trending section on a Facebook account in New York. Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The ... more … [Read more...] about Facebook kills ’trending’ topics, tests breaking news label
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ALEX SALMOND has been left humiliated after he LOST a complaint against claims his Kremlin-backed TV show spread fake news. The ex-SNP boss asked the press regulator to take access against a newspaper which exposed him for reading out fake tweets from "viewers". He insisted he was not guilty of fake news - but the watchdog found against him, ruling that it was fair to apply the term to the row over his show. When Mr Salmond's chat show began on RT, Russia's global propaganda channel, he read out several tweets which he said had been sent by members of the public. But two of the tweets did not appear to exist - while another was only sent AFTER the show went out, and a fourth was from the programme's director. The Herald covered the controversy with the headline "Salmond sparks ‘fake news’ row with new TV show". Mr Salmond demanded the newspaper remove their story - insisting he was not peddling "fake news" with the disputed tweets. He said one of the messages had been sent … [Read more...] about Alex Salmond humiliated as he loses complaint against claim he spread ‘fake news’ on his Kremlin-sponsored TV show
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff April 12, 2018 Even as he repeatedly denies any interest in running for president in 2020, US Representative Joe Kennedy III will head to New Hampshire, a state that kicks off the presidential primary season, to deliver a keynote speech at a major Democratic Party dinner this fall.Kennedy, a Democrat from Newton, will be a featured speaker at the Grover Cleveland dinner this October, an event that raises money for the Carroll County Democrats. He will headline the event with onetime US Senate candidate Jason Kander of Missouri, who is making moves to run for president.The dinner is traditionally considered a testing ground for those considering a run for president — a forum in which they can try out their message and meet key Democratic activists in the months ahead of the primary. Previous keynote speakers at the event have included … [Read more...] about Joe Kennedy to headline N.H. event favored by potential presidents
Once upon a time, consuming the news was something we did twice a day at most. We’d have our morning coffee while reading the newspaper and maybe watch a local news segment in the evening. Now, with smartphones, social media and Google alerts, the news is constantly with us, and it can be hard to come up for air. But it’s critical that we take breaks from the barrage of headlines, for the sake of our sanity. A study by the American Psychological Association released last February found that two-thirds of Americans are stressed out over the future of the country, and the constant consumption of news cycle was pinned as a major contributor. Dr Steven Stosny, a therapist coined the term “headline stress disorder” in the wake of the presidential election. “Being tuned in to the 24-hour news cycle may fuel a lot of negative feelings like anxiety, sadness and hopelessness,” says Dr Jana Scrivani, a clinical psychologist. “Subjecting ourselves to an … [Read more...] about What is ‘headline stress disorder’ and do you have it?
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by: Joel M. Harrison Tags: CNN, Collapse, Conservative, fake news, hypocrisy, liberals, lies, mainstream media, propaganda, scripted, truth (Natural News) Back in May 2017, ANP highlighted how the liberal mainstream media had coordinated, with multiple outlets like The Washington Post, New York Times, CNN , LA Times, Reuters, The Hill, AOL News, Wall Street Journal and MSNBC, colluding to force a story to go viral by all using the same headlines, in some cases using the exact same wording, as we also noted those headlines were “fake news.” (Republished from AllNewsPipeline.com, by Susan Duclos) This was the screen shot we grabbed from a Google search at the time: In 2013, late night comedian Conan O’Brien even highlighted on his show how local television stations were using scripted messages, laughing at the ridiculousness of the entire joke that the media had become. Then in 2015, Conan did it again offering … [Read more...] about Ultimate hypocrisy: Mainsteam Media complains about scripted “conservative” reports by using scripted headlines to complain about said reports