Yahoo Buys The Factual to Rate News Article Credibility

It’s sadly obvious that you can make money telling lies online, but there’s also a business in telling the truth.  Credibility rating service The Factual does that, using AI systems that rate news source credibility without attempting to check specific claims.  The eight-person company was just purchased by Yahoo, which will use it to rate online news articles.

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Pairing major Australian bank with social giving, a win-win, including for platform KMS Solutions

September 8, 2022

A belief that bank customers would support a program committed to supporting the financial well-being of their community, one of the big four Australian banks initiated a program using Shout for Good Pty Ltd, a platform that allows people to access more than 150 charities worldwide. Shout provides a simple, relevant, and transparent way to donate via mobile using the digital donation platform.

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YouTube Highlights Reliable Election Info Without Blocking the Rest

September 7, 2022

Social media sites are often, and rightly, criticized for failing to spread misinformation.  YouTube just announced its efforts for the upcoming U.S. elections, which will focus on recommending content from authoritative sources like PBS and The Wall Street Journal, and offering “information panels” with links to voting information.  They’re also “identifying borderline content and keeping it from being widely recommended” which isn’t exactly the same as labeling or blocking it altogether.

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