Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:10 PM ET, February 22, 2018

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Analysis finds algorithms designed by Facebook, Google, and others often struggle to detect doctored images and videos, a key tool for misinformation efforts  —  The tech company's filters can't adequately detect misinformation distributed through altered images
RELATED:
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Facebook's tool for fact-checking partners only lets them flag links, not videos or memes; Facebook says it's working on a way to add images to the tool  —  On social media, fake memes are everywhere.  And on Facebook, they're not being met with the full force of the tools available for other dubious content.
RELATED:
Washington Post:
How lies about Parkland student David Hogg have spread online, fueled by forums like 4chan, media distrust, and YouTube's algorithms to increase watch time  —  David Hogg, 17, went from Florida high school student to mass shooting survivor to telegenic advocate for gun-control laws in a few days.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
How The Wall Street Journal gives different levels of access to different kinds of potential subscribers, assigning scores to readers based on 60+ signals  —  Non-subscribers visiting WSJ.com now get a score, based on dozens of signals, that indicates how likely they'll be to subscribe.
Discussion: @richardrubindc, @jbenton, @tcb and @jbenton
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom order, which repeals 2015 Net Neutrality rules, officially takes effect today, signalling beginning of various legal challenges  —  The FCC's “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules …
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Twitter issues statement saying its tools and rules are apolitical, after a number of conservative Twitter users lost thousands of followers during bot purge  —  Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren't happy about it.
RELATED:
Yoel Roth / Twitter:
Twitter's updated API will limit users from performing simultaneous actions across multiple accounts and using automation; gives developers until 3/23 to comply  —  Keeping Twitter safe and free from spam is a top priority for us.  One of the most common spam violations we see is the use …
Agence France-Presse:
Media and human rights groups call Philippine President Duterte's move to ban Rappler journalists from his palace a threat to press freedom  —  Since taking power in 2016, Duterte has publicly attacked media outlets which have criticised his policies  —  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move …
Steven Hsieh / The Stranger:
Newsweek retracts a story based on a blog called Unhack the Vote that blamed Senator Al Franken's resignation on an alt-right bot network  —  On Monday, Newsweek published a story titled, “How An Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken.”  Relying heavily on a blog called Unhack the Vote …
Discussion: Newsweek, The Wrap and Mediaite
Knight First Amendment Institute:
Knight First Amendment Institute announces it's receiving $6.5M in grants over five years from Democracy Fund, First Look Media, and the Charles Koch Foundation  —  The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University announced today that Democracy Fund, First Look Media …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Doctored screenshots of a Miami Herald story about a school shooting threat appeared to circulate via Snapchat, which has previously seen virtually no fake news  —  First, it was imposter tweets.  Now, someone is making fake screenshots of a Miami Herald story about school threats following last week's mass shooting.
Discussion: @sdkstl
David Uberti / Splinter:
Intellectually dishonest critiques of media by some conservatives show that purveyors know how to get attention and want to destroy other media, not reform them  —  The Conservative Political Action Conference is a purposefully weird gathering that pairs leading “thinkers” …
Discussion: @daviduberti
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Spotify co-founders plan to retain control after direct stock listing through super voting shares, following Google-Facebook IPO playbook  —  Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon said to own super voting shares  —  Facebook, Alphabet founders keep control with similar setups
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Roku beats Q4 estimates with $188.26M net revenue, up 28% YoY, predicts $40M-$55M 2018 loss; active accounts rose 44% YoY to 19.3M; stock down 15%+  —  Roku had a blowout holiday quarter: The company was able to handily surpass analyst expectations, thanks largely to a big increase of its licensing and advertising revenue.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
FCC filing: Sinclair has buyers lined up for New York and Chicago TV stations to meet FCC ownership limits, would keep running the stations via service contract  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group plans to sell Tribune Media's TV stations in New York and Chicago to comply with FCC ownership limits …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 4:10 PM ET, February 22, 2018.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
Mediagazer on Mastodon