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First Draft: First Draft launches its online verification training course

First Draft: First Draft launches its online verification training course. “In this course, we teach you the steps involved in verifying the eyewitness media, fabricated websites, visual memes and manipulated videos that emerge on social media. 85 more words

Useful Stuff

BuzzFeed: Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This Fake Account Run By A Russian Troll Farm And Refused To Take It Down

BuzzFeed: Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This Fake Account Run By A Russian Troll Farm And Refused To Take It Down. “Twitter took 11 months to close a Russian troll account that claimed to speak for the Tennessee Republican Party even after that state’s real GOP notified the social media company that the account was a fake.”

Around The Search & Social Media World

On Social Media Misinformation

Statistics say the world is safer now than it has ever been. Despite the rise in terrorist attacks and the occasional epidemic, the world is healthier, less violent, and more stable. 534 more words

The Conversation: Solving the political ad problem with transparency

The Conversation: Solving the political ad problem with transparency. “Almost all the content and advertising on the internet is customized to each viewer. The impact of this kind of content distribution on the 2016 election is still being explored. 68 more words

Research & Opinion

I Am Lucky To Be Autistic. You Shouldn't Have To Be.

Three years ago I knew almost nothing about autism. I didn’t know what sensory sensitivities were, what a meltdown was, or why a weighted blanket might be someone’s lifeline. 874 more words

Autism