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Today β€” October 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

Hey, Facebook, Don’t Make Journalists Do Your Work

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Social platforms have a responsibility to address misinformation as a systemic problem, instead of reacting to case after case.

Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

By MIKE ISAAC and KEVIN ROOSE

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.

Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018Your RSS feeds

β€˜Corrupt Chris’ and β€˜Two-Faced Tammy’: Candidates Try Their Best Trump Impressions

By KEVIN ROOSE

Candidates have learned what Mr. Trump and his digital campaign gurus figured out in 2016: visceral anger travels further than inspirational messages.

Eleven Sports to live stream LaLiga on Facebook in Portugal

By Robert Briel

Eleven Sports is set to deliver a LaLiga first in Portugal on Saturday when the sports provider live streams Barcelona v Sevilla on Facebook.

The move marks the first time that a LaLiga match will be streamed live on Facebook in Portugal and underlines Eleven Sports’ commitment towards innovative ways for fans to engage with top class live football.

“Live streaming on social media is further evidence that we are bringing premium sport to fans everywhere in engaging and innovative ways.” said Pedro Mendonça Pinto, Non-Executive Director, Eleven Sports Portugal.

“We want to reach every fan in Portugal and live streaming on social media makes our top-class properties much more accesible to the fans, while also helping Eleven reach new audiences.”

Globally, ELEVEN SPORTS is no stranger to streaming live football on Facebook. In the UK & Ireland one LaLiga and Serie A match is shown every weekend. Recent Bundesliga and LaLiga matches have been shown on the platform in Poland while Ligue 1 matches have been showcased in Belgium.

In Portugal,Eleven Sports channels are available to all NOWO customers or to anyone subscribing to the Eleven Sports streaming service at www.elevensports.pt or through the iOS or Android app.

Eleven Sports to live stream LaLiga on Facebook in Portugal

By Robert Briel

Eleven Sports is set to deliver a LaLiga first in Portugal on Saturday when the sports provider live streams Barcelona v Sevilla on Facebook.

The move marks the first time that a LaLiga match will be streamed live on Facebook in Portugal and underlines Eleven Sports’ commitment towards innovative ways for fans to engage with top class live football.

“Live streaming on social media is further evidence that we are bringing premium sport to fans everywhere in engaging and innovative ways.” said Pedro Mendonça Pinto, Non-Executive Director, Eleven Sports Portugal.

“We want to reach every fan in Portugal and live streaming on social media makes our top-class properties much more accesible to the fans, while also helping Eleven reach new audiences.”

Globally, ELEVEN SPORTS is no stranger to streaming live football on Facebook. In the UK & Ireland one LaLiga and Serie A match is shown every weekend. Recent Bundesliga and LaLiga matches have been shown on the platform in Poland while Ligue 1 matches have been showcased in Belgium.

In Portugal,Eleven Sports channels are available to all NOWO customers or to anyone subscribing to the Eleven Sports streaming service at www.elevensports.pt or through the iOS or Android app.

β€˜Enough excuses!’ France’s Le Maire grows impatient over digital tax

By Samuel Stolton

Europe has talked long enough about whether to make internet giants like Google, Apple and Facebook pay more taxes and it is time for a decision, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday (18 October).

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Inside Facebook's cybersecurity 'war room,' scientists fight to safeguard elections

By Claudia Cowan

Deep in the trenches of Facebook's sprawling Menlo Park, Calif. campus, security experts, threat intelligence investigators, data scientists and engineers are manning a war room to root out misinformation and bad actors ahead of next month's midterm elections.

In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook

By KEVIN ROOSE

The ads, with language and imagery not typically found in even the roughest campaigns, were purchased by a critic of Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat trying to unseat the Republican incumbent.

In Facebook's effort to fight fake news, human fact-checkers struggle to keep up

By Georgia Wells

At Facebook Inc. headquarters in Silicon Valley this week, engineers and researchers huddled around computers in a newly configured “war room” to fight misinformation ahead of the midterms. Almost 3,000 miles away, in Philadelphia, the fact-checkers hired to be on the front lines haven’t received fresh marching orders.

Facebook finds hack was done by spammers, not foreign state

By Robert McMillan

Facebook believes that the hackers who gained access to the private information of 30 million of its users were spammers looking to make money through deceptive advertising, according to people familiar with the company’s internal investigation.

MTV Studios and Facebook Watch join forces

By Robert Briel

MIPCOM 2018 – CANNES. MTV Studios, a unit of Viacom’s MTV, has announced a partnership with Facebook Watch to bring back the series MTV’s The Real World for three all new seasons debuting Spring 2019.

Drawing on Facebook’s global platform, the new seasons will be native productions in Mexico, Thailand and the United States, respectively. Available exclusively on Facebook Watch, the new seasons will introduce interactive social and community features that empower fans to shape the action and connect across mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV app.

The news was unveiled during Facebook Watch’s presentation at MIPCOM 2018 by Matthew Henick, Facebook’s Head of Content Planning and Strategy for Facebook, Paresh Rajwat, Director of Product Management for Facebook and Chris McCarthy, President of MTV. Creators Bunim/Murray Productions is co-producing the new seasons with MTV Studios and pre-production is underway in each location.

“MTV’s The Real World helped to define a generation and created a new genre of television with a simple yet powerful idea of connecting people from wildly divergent backgrounds to find common ground on the issues that often divided them,” said McCarthy.

“By partnering with Facebook Watch and BMP, we have the opportunity to impact culture and create a new genre of television all over again, while engaging the next generation of content consumers around the world.”

The social conversation on Facebook Watch will power the audience experience in the new seasons of MTV’s The Real World. The Facebook community will have the ability to vote one housemate onto the show prior to air, and there will be unique opportunities for fans to connect with the cast through Facebook Live, Premieres, and Watch Party. Facebook Watch will also release daily drops of scenes from forthcoming episodes leading into the weekly half-hour premiere. Additional social elements will be introduced prior to launch and throughout the seasons.

MTV Studios and Facebook Watch join forces

By Robert Briel

MIPCOM 2018 – CANNES. MTV Studios, a unit of Viacom’s MTV, has announced a partnership with Facebook Watch to bring back the series MTV’s The Real World for three all new seasons debuting Spring 2019.

Drawing on Facebook’s global platform, the new seasons will be native productions in Mexico, Thailand and the United States, respectively. Available exclusively on Facebook Watch, the new seasons will introduce interactive social and community features that empower fans to shape the action and connect across mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV app.

The news was unveiled during Facebook Watch’s presentation at MIPCOM 2018 by Matthew Henick, Facebook’s Head of Content Planning and Strategy for Facebook, Paresh Rajwat, Director of Product Management for Facebook and Chris McCarthy, President of MTV. Creators Bunim/Murray Productions is co-producing the new seasons with MTV Studios and pre-production is underway in each location.

“MTV’s The Real World helped to define a generation and created a new genre of television with a simple yet powerful idea of connecting people from wildly divergent backgrounds to find common ground on the issues that often divided them,” said McCarthy.

“By partnering with Facebook Watch and BMP, we have the opportunity to impact culture and create a new genre of television all over again, while engaging the next generation of content consumers around the world.”

The social conversation on Facebook Watch will power the audience experience in the new seasons of MTV’s The Real World. The Facebook community will have the ability to vote one housemate onto the show prior to air, and there will be unique opportunities for fans to connect with the cast through Facebook Live, Premieres, and Watch Party. Facebook Watch will also release daily drops of scenes from forthcoming episodes leading into the weekly half-hour premiere. Additional social elements will be introduced prior to launch and throughout the seasons.

Army veteran wages war on social-media disinformation

By Ben Kesling

Kris Goldsmith’s campaign to get Facebook Inc. to close fake accounts targeting U.S. veterans started with a simple search.

Facebook posts may reveal your depression, study says

By Krysia Lenzo

Facebook is able to predict whether users are suffering from depression based on their status updates, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Fake News Is Poisoning Brazilian Politics. WhatsApp Can Stop It.

By CRISTINA TARDÁGUILA, FABRÍCIO BENEVENUTO and PABLO ORTELLADO

Ahead of a critical election, the messaging app has become a sea of toxic misinformation — but it’s not too late to halt the tide.

Former Facebook engineer who railed against liberal culture explains why he quit

By Samuel Chamberlain

A former senior Facebook engineer who wrote a memo earlier this year decrying the social media giant's "political monoculture" told Fox News Tuesday night that the company has a "vocal minority" intent on implementing "social justice policies across our mission."

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