Category: Journalism & Media

0
Fake News

Real news goes to war with fake news.

After my post on combatting the scourge of fake news on social media platforms yesterday I stumbled across two news sites that were ready to do their part on the war on fake news.

0
Newspapers in black and white, by Jon S.

Combatting the Scourge of Fake News on Social Media

There’s been a lot of talk about “fake news” on social media platforms the last few days, particularly since both Google and Facebook have announced that they’re kicking “fake news” sites out of their advertising platforms.

0
Vine Logo

So, Vine’s shutting down.

News broke today that Vine, the social video platform for 6-second videos, is shutting down. Which is not hugely surprising. It got its fifteen minutes a few years ago and has been steadily declining since then. Judging by the outcry on Twitter (where “Vine” has been trending all day), though, it was still pretty popular.

0
Everyone’s all up in arms because Adblock Plus is launching an ad exchange.

Everyone’s all up in arms because Adblock Plus is launching an ad exchange.

It’s not exactly the end of the word, nor is it some kind of ultimate betrayal, is what I’m saying here. Adblock Plus has always been pretty upfront about their position on advertising. IE, that it’s a necessary evil, but that it should be be safer and less annoying. The Internet runs on ads, folks, that’s just the way it is. If we don’t let some through, some of the best places on the web will close up shop or slide behind a paywall, and no one wants that.