YouTube promoted a video claiming to show evidence that one of the survivors of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is a paid actor. Similar videos and articles are showing up on YouTube and other social media sites like Facebook. The issue is an example of a potentially troubling problem for social media sites and how news is delivered to the world. From Business Insider.
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Have you ever wondered how people earn money making videos on YouTube? Talent manager and content producer Reuven Ashtar sat down with Jessica Abo to discuss how his Never Napping clients, ranging from The Sorry Girls, Molly Burke, and Amanda Rach Lee to The Icing Artist and Aydian Dowling, became YouTube stars, and what it takes to be successful. From Entrepreneur.
Business Insider spoke with Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, about a solution to "fake news." Newmark believes that there are too many unreliable news outlets who are poor at identifying trustworthy news. Newmark's project aims to reduce bot networks that propagate fake news, identifying the trustworthy networks and leaving consumers with only reliable information. Do you think this will solve the problem? From Business Insider UK.
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How can you add instant credibility to your YouTube channel? By making it look more professional! Salma Jafri shares three tips. From Entrepreneur.
The News Literacy Project teaches children how to evaluate the credibility of information they get online. Here are five tips on how to spot fake news from Damaso Reyes, one of the project's directors who's taught dozens of new literacy classes. From Quartz.
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Roger McNamee, one of Facebook's early investors and a former mentor to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, warns of the social media giant's harmful and potentially irreversible effects on society. McNamee, managing director of the private equity firm Elevation Partners, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the argument he makes in a new Washington Monthly essay, "How to fix Facebook -- before it fixes us." He claims Facebook has prioritized advertisers and not protected users. From CBS This Morning.
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Hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured. From VICE News.
Ann Coulter went on a Twitter tirade after Delta Airlines mixed up her seat. Delta fired back. From Fox News.