How to get the ‘fake news’ out of the media market

Hacker News user Kostas Dacinos has created a tool called "Fake News Free".It allows you to search for articles on various media sites and then find articles that have been "rejected" or "banned" for "misleading content".The tool was created with the help of Kostanas personal experience with the internet."My favourite sites were the Huffington Post and Vice, and I found that the latter would not...

Facebook, Amazon and Google: News sites can be fragmented into categories

A new report from the New York Times finds that news sites that use a fragmented media marketplace (MFM) model are more likely to feature fewer stories from a variety of sources and are more susceptible to being targeted by social media trolls and abusive users.The report, "What's Next for News Sites?", found that only 6% of MFM news sites had at least one story that was exclusively about a...

‘I have never seen such hatred’: Philippines, Indonesia call for boycotts of US

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The Philippines and Indonesia are urging people to boycott U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's call to ban Chinese goods and companies from entering the United States.Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday called Trump's statements in a recent speech in Asia "totally unacceptable" and "a dangerous step," saying it's "very dangerous" to the region's...

Facebook’s new content management platform is a big deal for the content industry

Facebook has just unveiled a new product that promises to change the way publishers and brands sell and market their content.In a keynote presentation, the company's chief content officer, Phil Schiller, announced the launch of a new business-to-business platform, the Media Marketplace, and a new platform for content management.Schiller said the platform will allow publishers and content managers...

How to find a ‘media marketplace’ in Australia

A marketplace that provides the ability for Australians to buy and sell digital media without having to go to a third-party provider or paying a monthly fee.The Media Marketers Association said the new system is a "game-changer" and would enable Australians to share content without having the costs associated with traditional media outlets."The new media marketplace will enable Australian...

News Corporation says it’s closing its Leeds online news marketplace

Leeds, a New Zealand-based online news marketer, is shutting its online news product marketplace, which had been offering news for news, entertainment and lifestyle content.Leeds will close its online site and shut down its mobile and desktop apps.The company's chief executive, Paul Boulton, said the closure was due to "business, cost and regulatory uncertainties".The company, which started life...

What you need to know about the US government’s crackdown on the press

In the United States, there are two types of media — the mainstream media and the alternative media.The mainstream media is generally controlled by the federal government.This means that it is accountable to no one except the President.The alternative media, on the other hand, is not.Unlike the mainstream press, which is owned by the government, alternative media can be owned by independent...

Twitter gets the green light to sell its ads, too

Axios -- The search giant is getting ready to start selling its ads.The ad business is the one part of Twitter's business that hasn't been profitable for years, and the company is looking to cash in on that.Its ads are being sold through its new advertising platform, Twitter Marketplace.The announcement comes at a time when advertisers are turning their focus to a new platform: the search engine...

What is FIFA World Cup 2018?

Football Italian website today has an article entitled FIFA World Cups 2018.Here are the highlights: FIFA World Championships 2018 (Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, France) will be played in the Netherlands on June 10, 2019 and in Germany on July 6, 2019.The games will be hosted by FIFA and UEFA, and the winner of the World Cup will be crowned on June 11, 2019, and will be awarded the 2022 FIFA...