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Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan's approach to fake news | Arw... - 0 views

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    "Inoculating people from misinformation and tackling the "infodemic" are key to fighting the coronavirus. Tang, Taiwan's first transgender government minister and a self-described "civic hacker", has done this by fostering digital democracy: using technology to encourage civic participation and build consensus. Tang has also quashed faked news by implementing a 2-2-2 "humour over rumour" strategy. A response to misinformation is provided within 20 minutes, in 200 words or fewer, alongside two fun images. Early in the pandemic, for example, people were panic-buying toilet paper because of a rumour that it was being used to manufacture face masks; supplies were running out. So, the Taiwanese premier, Su Tseng-chang, released a cartoon of him wiggling his bum, with a caption saying: "We only have one pair of buttocks." It sounds silly, but it went viral. Humour can be far more effective than serious fact-checking."
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The Hidden Signs That Can Reveal a Fake Photo - 0 views

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    "A picture may say a thousand words, but what if the photograph has been fabricated? There are ways to spot a fake - you just have to look closely enough."
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Facebook took action on a fake story on white vans - but what about these hoaxes? | Tec... - 0 views

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    "acebook has come under fire this week after a hoax story about women being abducted in white vans went viral on its platform. The site's algorithms are thought to have perpetuated the circulation of the story."
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Could 'fake text' be the next global political threat? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "he foresees fake text being used "for the production of [literal] 'fake news', or to potentially impersonate people who had produced a lot of text online, or simply to generate troll-grade propaganda for social n"
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A new AI tool from Adobe can detect Photoshopped faces / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    ""But we live in a world where it's becoming harder to trust the digital information we consume, and I look forward to further exploring this area of research.""
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How Much of the Internet Is Fake? - 0 views

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    "Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was "bots masquerading as people," a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube's systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They called this hypothetical event "the Inversion.""
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These incredibly realistic fake faces show how algorithms can now mess with us - MIT Te... - 0 views

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    "The researchers, Tero Karras, Samuli Laine, and Timo Aila, came up with a new way of constructing a generative adversarial network, or GAN. GANs employ two dueling neural networks to train a computer to learn the nature of a data set well enough to generate convincing fakes. When applied to images, this provides a way to generate often highly realistic fakery. The same Nvidia researchers have previously used the technique to create artificial celebrities (read our profile of the inventor of GANs, Ian Goodfellow)."
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Twitter ordered to reveal user behind parody JD Wetherspoon account | Technology | The ... - 0 views

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    "The social network, which did not oppose the application, has until mid-January to comply. The parody accounts, @Wetherspoon__UK and @SpoonsTom, have tens of thousands of followers each on the social network, and tweet a mixture of fake updates about Wetherspoon's pubs and replies to users who mistakenly believe they are contacting the real company."
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Germany investigating unprecedented spread of fake news online | World news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "German government officials have said they are investigating an unprecedented proliferation of fake news items amid reports of Russian efforts to influence the country's election later this year."
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How do you deal with a problem like "fake news?" - 0 views

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    "Facebook will rely on users to report fake news despite evidence that suggests users have a difficult time assessing or identifying fake news. Teens seem to be especially vulnerable to fake news. A recent study by researchers at Stanford found that middle and high school students have a difficult time detecting fake news from real news, or detecting bias in tweets and Facebook statuses."
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Chaos Computer Club claims it can unlock Iphones with fake fingers/cloned fingerprints ... - 0 views

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    ""As we have said now for more than years, fingerprints should not be used to secure anything. You leave them everywhere, and it is far too easy to make fake fingers out of lifted prints."
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