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The 10 Most Interesting Predictions From 2018 Forecasts

December 23, 2017 - 9:45am

Via Nicholas Colas of DataTrekResearch,
Tis the season for predictions… In fact, it seems to us that the requisite crystal ball gazing gets more popular every year. A nice compact list of bite-sized thoughts makes for easy social media sharing, after all.
But the really interesting thing to us is not “What” a person or organization predicts, but rather two other factors. First, how many different prognosticators agree on a given topic? Second, how do they all come to their conclusions?

How Facebook's Secret Unit Created Digital Propaganda Troll Armies To Influence Elections

December 23, 2017 - 9:06am
How Facebook's Secret Unit Created Digital Propaganda Troll Armies To Influence Elections

Authored by Shelley Kasli via GGI News,
Just days after GreatGameIndia exposed how American and Japanese companies could be hacking Indian elections, a recent Bloomberg report has revealed how a secret unit of Facebook has helped create troll armies for governments around the world including India for digital propaganda to influence elections. Under fire for Facebook Inc.’s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above partisanship.

Facebook Ditches Its "Fake News Flag" After People Shared Flagged Articles Even More

December 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Facebook Ditches Its "Fake News Flag" After People Shared Flagged Articles Even More

Roughly one year ago Facebook promised to eradicate "fake news" from its platform by "flagging" articles that were deemed inaccurate by their hand-selected "fact checkers" (A.K.A. "liberal propagandists")...we wrote all about it in a post entitled "Facebook Launches Campaign To Combat 'Fake News'". 

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