A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might try to stop the spread of fake news on the platform in the future.

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Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook’s ideas to battle fake news

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Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising.

Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook updated its advertising policies to spell out that its ban on deceptive and misleading content applies to fake news.

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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites

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If you head to Google to learn the final results of the presidential election, the search engine helpfully walks through the final electoral vote tallies and number of seats won by each party in the House and Senate. Under that, Google lists some related news articles. At the top this morning, with an accompanying photo: a story arguing that Donald Trump won both the popular and electoral votes.

That’s not true.

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Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – Google’s top news link for ‘final election results’ goes to a fake news site with false numbers

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Despite the best efforts of Mark Zuckerberg to downplay Facebook’s role in the election of Donald Trump, the scrutiny of how fake news is spread on the platform has intensified.

Buzzfeed News is reporting that “more than dozens” of Facebook employees have created an unofficial task force dedicated to addressing the issue.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Facebook’s fake news crisis deepens

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My favorite person on Instagram these days is a guy who matches his makeup to his snacks.

His name is Tim Owens, but online he goes by Skelotim, and he is a bald, perma-stubbled man who knows his way around a contour kit. Last week, he posted a video of himself applying dark purple eye shadow, sky-blue eyeliner, fluttery fake lashes and a bold grape lipstick. Then, after shooting the camera a succession of saucy glances, he raised a packaged Smucker’s Uncrustables peanut-butter-and-grape-jelly sandwich, revealing his culinary inspiration for the day’s look. He does this every week. He calls it “Fat Bitch Friday.”

Read the Full Article: Source – The New York Times
Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – The Transformative Power of Men in Makeup

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