Facebook allegedly boosted fake news, harmful content in recent months

FREE Facebook Mobile PSD UI by Marina Dillaco is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 Social media giant Facebook's content filters, which are meant to downrank harmful content and 'misinformation', have been malfunctioning for six months, according to an internal report, raising the familiar question of who will watch the watchmen. As many as half of News … Continue reading Facebook allegedly boosted fake news, harmful content in recent months

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Journalists Maria Ressa, of the Philippines, and Dmitry Muratov, of Russia, have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, recognised “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression”, which the prize-giving committee described as being under threat worldwide The two were given the prestigious award “for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines … Continue reading Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

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Is journalism the riskiest profession?

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, has said at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally. Some of the countries where journalists have been incarcerated are China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The report, written earlier this December by Elana Beiser, Editorial Director of the CPJ, provides only … Continue reading Is journalism the riskiest profession?