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Having denied Facebook’s “filter bubble” played any role in Mr Trump’s victory — or Russia’s part in helping clinch it — Mr Zuckerberg is the primary target of the Democratic backlash. He is now asking America to believe that he can turn Facebook’s news feed from an echo chamber into a public square. [...]
via Financial Times, Medium

Facebook founder is a digital superstar, but he has poor human skills.
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The American Democracy Project (@ADPaascu) is helping college students spot mis- and dis-information with a new guide.

The American Democracy Project (@ADPaascu) is helping college students spot mis- and dis-information with a new guide.

A new approach seeks to equip university students with the tools of fact-checkers.
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The use of Facebook, Google and Twitter by some "russian hackers" during the 2016 US election campaign, apparently, is enough clarifying: a lot of money was spent to buy hundreds of millions of ads in Trump-vs-Clinton debate.

At least - and hopefully - it will open some eyes about unprompted use of the Social platforms for political propaganda..

Facebook, Google and Twitter disclosed more about Russian agents’ use of their platforms in the 2016 election as they prepare for hearings before Congress.
nytimes.com

La questione si va ormai sufficientemente chiarendo, dell'uso dei social da parte alcuni "hacker russi" durante la campagna elettorale USA del 2016: sono stati spesi diversi milioni di dollari per oltre 100 milioni di visualizzazioni pubblicitarie, sensibilmente polarizzate pro-Trump (o anti-Clinton). Viste le cifre in gioco è plausibile ci fosse il placet del Cremlino, quantomeno.
Comunque sia, ciò ha - sperabilmente - aperto gli occhi a Facebook sull'uso spregiudicato della piattaforma per propaganda politica..
H. #fakenews #disinformazione #bufale #elezioniUSA #Trump #Hacking
F: The New York Times, il Post

Facebook, Google and Twitter disclosed more about Russian agents’ use of their platforms in the 2016 election as they prepare for hearings before Congress.
nytimes.com

Only 11 percent of journalists use social media verification tools, says a new survey from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

The survey — the first global survey on the adoption of new technologies by news organizations — was supported by founding partners Google News Lab and Storyful.

We face a global media landscape rife with both uncertainty and excitement.
medium.icfj.org

"Don't talk about guns after a massacre. Or climate change after storms. Or austerity after firetrap buildings burn. Talk when no one listens."
Naomi Klein

Una bella iniziativa, la Cena solidale: si mangia bene (prodotti e cucina chef di Fondi), e il ricavato andrà a sostenere la Mensa per i poveri della Comunità di Sant’Egidio.

Retweeted Quattroruote (@quattroruote):

#Mercato europeo: le vendite di auto a benzina hanno superato quelle delle diesel https://t.co/uRjSjpVsYf https://t.co/5LjHj1YDOd

Quello del primo semestre 2017 è un risultato che non si registrava dal 2009
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Retweeted Elon Musk (@elonmusk):

Fly to most places on Earth in under 30 mins and anywhere in under 60. Cost per seat should be… https://t.co/dGYDdGttYd

Teams tend to solve problems faster when they are more cognitively diverse.
via Pierre Lévy

Find people who disagree with you and cherish them.
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A wealth of information about a variety topics.
It is Our World in Data, a Web resource worth visiting.
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Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.
ourworldindata.org

"Algorithms don't make things fair. They repeat our past practices and patterns. They automate the status quo."
An interesting TED Talk by Cathy O'Neil
https://t.co/nBOUwxEGst https://t.co/yectYvv9Qk

Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more -- but they don't automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: "weapons of math destruction." Learn more...
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Il diffusissimo problema delle fake news probabilmente non si risolve con il (solo) fact-checking. Via The Atlantic.

"What Quattrociocchi found may have deep implications for the future of online fact-checking. Facebook users who cluster around conspiracy-related content tend to interact only with material that affirms their preexisting worldview, but in the rare cases when they do come into contact with dissenting information that attempts to debunk conspiracy theories—in the form of public posts by science-related pages—the conspiracy theorists become more, rather than less, likely to interact with conspiracy-related content in the future. In fact, conspiracy theorists who never interact with dissenting viewpoints are almost twice as likely as those who do to eventually drift away from conspiracy-themed content."

Research is making clear just how hard it is to stop people from believing false stories on social media.
theatlantic.com

What Google knows about you? 6 useful links!

(Photo by Alex Koloskov at www.photigy.com ) Want to find out all the things Google knows about you? Here are 6 links that will show you some of the data Google has about you. 1. Find out what Google thinks about you In order to serve relevant ads, Google collects data about you and creates a prof...
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