Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the New York Times.
YouTube Promises to Stop Promoting Misleading Videos
Associated Press in the New York Times, January 25th, 2019
If you believe the world is flat, don’t count on YouTube recommending videos supporting your theory.
On Twitter, Limited Number of Characters Spreading Fake Info
Associated Press in the New York Times, January 24th, 2019
A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, a new study finds.
YouTube Moves to Make Conspiracy Videos Harder to Find
Daisuke Wakabayashi, January 25th, 2019
Whether it is a video claiming the earth is flat or the moon landing was faked, conspiracy theories are not hard to find on Google’s YouTube.
Facebook Plans Content Oversight Board, Tightens Paid Ad Rules
Reuters in the New York Times, January 28th, 2019
Facebook Inc on Monday laid out plans for an independent content oversight board with the power to overturn company decisions on user posts, aimed at addressing concerns over misinformation and abusive behavior on the platform.
Facebook Tightens EU Political Ad Rules Ahead of Election
Associated Press in the New York Times, January 28th, 2019
Facebook said Monday it is tightening requirements for political ads in the European Union ahead of bloc-wide elections scheduled for the spring, its latest effort to fight misinformation and increase transparency on its platforms.
EU Urges Internet Giants to Work Harder Fighting Fake News
Associated Press in the New York Times, January 29th, 2019
European Union authorities warned leading tech companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday that they need to work harder to combat fake news ahead of upcoming bloc-wide parliamentary elections.
Google, Facebook, Twitter Must Do More Against Fake News: EU
Reuters in the New York Times, January 29th, 2019
Google, Facebook, Twitter and Mozilla must do more to combat fake news as Europeans head towards an election or the companies will face the threat of regulatory action, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
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