articles tagged 'fake news'

Vodafone separates itself from hate speech and fake news with new advertising rules

  • Advertising
  • June 8, 2017
  • Erin McKenzie
Vodafone separates itself from hate speech and fake news with new advertising rules

Vodafone is taking control of its digital advertising by announcing a new set of rules to ensure its brand does not appear alongside hate speech and fake news.

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Stuff editor Patrick Crewdson on toxic comments, fake news and partisan bias

  • Media
  • March 21, 2017
  • Damien Venuto
Stuff editor Patrick Crewdson on toxic comments, fake news and partisan bias

While publications here and abroad have canned their comments section, Stuff has decided to continue fighting the trolls. Editor Patrick Crewdson explains why.

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Will fake news lose its power now that we know it exists? Probably not

  • Voices
  • January 16, 2017
  • Colleen Ryan
Will fake news lose its power now that we know it exists? Probably not

We don't believe everything we see in ads in much the same way that we don't believe all the fake news we read. But as Colleen Ryan argues, we don't necessarily have to believe things for them to have an impact on our decision-making.

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Zavy and StopPress have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

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Facebook, not Fakebook

  • PopPress
  • January 21, 2015
  • StopPress Team
Facebook, not Fakebook

Late last year, puppy lovers everywhere shed unnecessary tears on account of the supposed death of Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan. This tragic news story was widely circulated via Facebook, until Millan stepped in and released an official statement via his Facebook page that he was still alive and well. This faux news story was by no means an exception, with countless similar celebrity deaths and other outrageous stories being shared through the channel. However, it seems that Facebook wants to bring an end to the falsehood. A report on Wired says that the social media juggernaut will soon release a new feature that enables users to flag hoax articles.

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