Linked: Singapore’s Fake News Law Is Also An Internet Surveillance Law
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Linked: Singapore’s Fake News Law Is Also An Internet Surveillance Law

The key graph is here: “Removal demands are supposed to be the last resort. The first response to alleged fake news is the issuance of a correction notice — again, as demanded by the Singaporean government. This is far less draconian than demanding removal of content, but this response method has its own set of…

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What I’m Sharing (weekly)

And Now The Prime Minister Of Canada Is Threatening To Fine Social Media Companies Over ‘Fake News’ “”Fake news” tends to be whatever top government officials declare it is.” What advice do you wish you’d gotten when you graduated from college? Feds: Autopilot was active during deadly March Tesla crash Apparently, we still have some…

The Poynter Institute Tried to Take On Fake News, Learned It’s Not So Easy

The Poynter Institute Tried to Take On Fake News, Learned It’s Not So Easy

I found this story a little late, but I find it to be illustrative of the whole difficulty with trying to fight what has become known as “fake news”. This was the attempt: On Tuesday, April 30, Poynter posted a list of 515 “unreliable” news websites, built from pre-existing databases compiled by journalists, fact-checkers and…

One Government Decided to “Do Something” About Fake News and Trolls, But You Might Not Like It

One Government Decided to “Do Something” About Fake News and Trolls, But You Might Not Like It

Naturally, it was Russia and human right’s groups are not happy. President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a “sovereign internet” bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet, a move decried by rights groups. I get why they are complaining. Putin has decided that his government will have to the…

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What I’m Sharing (weekly)

Hackers are making personalised ransomware to target the most profitable and vulnerable When Algorithms Are Racist: How to Protect Against Biased Algorithms Ephemeral Messaging on Facebook Could Heighten E-Discovery Stress The Middle Way – An Integrated Approach to Legal Technology Philosophy Over Practice? Perspectives on Legal Education How Will We Prevent AI-Based Forgery? Tim Berners-Lee…

On the Internet Who Knows What Is Real?
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On the Internet Who Knows What Is Real?

Some deep thoughts based on listening to an episode of On the Media from January titled “Everything is Fake”.  The first couple of segments aren’t a big surprise. Politicians who go looking for border photo ops in Texas will visit the things that back up their story about the border, and they’ll say things about…