Network will create 50 Moments on platform to "fight through saturation that will be Twitter on election night" Matt Lopez, provided by Published 4:00 pm PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Bloomberg 24/7 Twitter Network Aims to Curb Fake News on Election Night (Exclusive) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery TicToc, Bloomberg’s 24/7 news network built for social distribution, is hoping to curb the spread of fake news surrounding Tuesday’s midterm election with a series of verified Twitter Moments. The network, which specializes in smaller, snack-sized clips based on current news events, will create 50 Twitter Moments (one for each U.S. State) surrounding the midterm election. Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Bloomberg 24/7 Twitter Network Aims to Curb Fake News on Election Night (Exclusive)
News / UK and world by Press Association July 13, 2018, 4:24 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The argument for independent regulation of social media amid concerns over fake news has never been stronger, the chief executive of Ofcom has said. The watchdog, which has previously taken a more cautious stance on social media regulation over concerns of free speech, said social networks should face greater scrutiny after a study suggested some users were unable to distinguish between trusted news sources and other posts. Chief executive Sharon White wrote in The Times: “Online companies need to be more accountable when it comes to curating and policing the content on their platforms, where this risks harm to the public.” Ofcom said people were aware of fake news but did not necessarily know how to spot it, building “a very complicated picture of the current news landscape that presents a range of challenges … [Read more...] about Ofcom calls for stricter social media scrutiny to combat fake news
close Video Russia probe clouds Trump's '500 days of American greatness' The economy is booming, the North Korea summit is back on and President Trump is rebuilding the military, but the special counsel's investigation continues to hang over the presidency; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.' Majorities of voters think Russia interfered in the 2016 election, President Trump should sit for an interview with the special counsel -- and Congress should not impeach him. The latest Fox News poll finds that by a 56-34 percent margin, voters think Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Another 60 percent are at least somewhat concerned Russian meddling will affect the outcomes of midterm elections this year. A bipartisan report released by the Senate intelligence committee in May found Russia had attempted to interfere in 2016 and was likely to do so again in 2018. READ THE COMPLETE POLL RESULTS. The numbers are fuzzier on whether the Trump campaign … [Read more...] about Fox News Poll: Views remain split over whether Trump coordinated with Russia
Jun 07, 8:36 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Cynthia Hooper 03/18/18 AT 2:21 PM Long before it happened, Russia’s ruling party had already called it “the ultimate victory.”On March 18, Russians go to the polls where they will – without doubt – re-elect President Vladimir Putin to a fourth leadership term.The race is technically contested. Seven other candidates are participating. They include a 34-year-old former reality TV star who admits that “when money gets into her hands, she spends everything” on clothes.But with the country’s television media under tight Kremlin control and the outspoken dissident Alexander Navalny barred from the ballot, no one besides Putin is expected to garner even double-digit support.My research as a scholar of Russian and Soviet history shows that there is no escaping the fact that Putin is genuinely popular. … [Read more...] about Russia News: Could Vladimir Putin’s Expected Election Win Mean Changes To Term Limits?
Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western is calling for reform of the business rates system to ease the burden on high streets and town centres following the announcement of the House of Fraser closures. Earlier today the list of proposed closures for 31 House of Fraser stores was revealed and Leamington’s store, which is on the Parade, was on the list.MP Matt Western is raising concerns about the current unfairness of business rates and the challenges facing retailers on UK high streets following the announcement. According to the MP, the current system of business rates currently favour out of town sites. Recent studies suggest an average of 16 high street stores closed every day in 2017, driven away by falling demand and rising overheads.Many are abandoning their physical stores to go online, where business rates do not apply.Matt Western said: “The closure of Leamington’s House of Fraser is devastating news for the many employees and their families in our area. … [Read more...] about Warwick and Leamington MP calling business rates reform following news of House of Fraser closures