The fact-checker is working for some U.S.-based users who tried to share a story that falsely asserted thousands of Irish people were brought to the United States as slaves.
I have absolutely no faith in Amazon.
Linking the previous article about Breitbart and advertising money, I found this interesting one.
Employees at Shopify have quietly urged the company to cut ties with Breitbart News and stop hosting the right-wing media outlet’s online store, but those concerns have largely fallen on deaf ears at the Canadian startup, BuzzFeed News has learned.
The ad removals are the result of consumer backlash spearheaded by the Sleeping Giants, an anonymous collective of progressive activists who organize their protests on social media. The group has been urging people to blitz corporations with wake-up calls about the message the corporations are sending when they advertise on Breitbart, which is known for incendiary content that is frequently unsourced, false, and/or deliberately distorted.
Jones, said sources, determined that this was not the situation he signed on for, especially after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced a search for a new COO to help him right the very troubled ship.
That was not the reason for Jones’ departure, sources said, even though it meant that Kalanick was bringing in a new exec who could outrank him. Instead, these sources said, Jones determined that the situation at the company was more problematic than he realized.
It surely seems they’re melting.
Google is getting into the podcasting game with the debut of its first original series this week: City Soundtracks.
As some people before me already said, “exclusive” music content is bullshit. As it is exclusive podcast content.
Wow. Just wow.
After going silent for almost two years, producers working to salvage “The Other Side of the Wind,” the unfinished final opus of Orson Welles, re-emerged on Tuesday with a major development: Netflix is joining their rescue party.
Hello, hello again.
Google’s mobile messaging app Allo can reveal your Google search history to people you message, which could have big privacy implications. The behavior appears to be a glitch.
Awfully long title for a good short story 🙂
Byline says it all: Previous studies used the wrong algorithm and missed an obvious hypothesis.