Amid an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Facebook came under fire for its opacity on how it targets political ads. A few months ago, ProPublica released Political Ad Collector, a tool that crowdsources the job of monitoring ads -- including those that might not seem political at first. ProPublica’s Julia Angwin shares the findings with Hari Sreenivasan. From PBS NewsHour.
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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Facebook confirmed that a Russian troll farm spent $100,000 on ads that could have reached American voters. Here's what $100,000 can buy you on Facebook. From CNNMoney.