Editor of @BuzzFeedCanada, craig.silverman@buzzfeed.com. Super analista del web (La Repubblica). Covering online hoaxes and fake news.

Esta foto de una iglesia dañada no es del terremoto en Italia central

buzzfeed.com — Ese tuit salió de la edición en español de RT, la cadena de televisión y editorial financiada por el gobierno ruso. 3. La foto sí muestra los daños que le causó un terremoto a una iglesia en Pieve di Cento, Italia. Pero la imagen es del 2012.

5 ways fake news websites are evolving - First Draft News

firstdraftnews.com — It's typically been fairly easy to describe what fake news websites are, and how they work: These sites publish stories that look and read like real news articles but are completely fake. They exist in order to earn money from ads. That description works for many of the ever-growing number of these sites.

This Photo Of A Damaged Church Is Not From The Earthquake In Central Italy

buzzfeed.com — That tweet came from the Spanish-language edition of RT, the Russian government-funded broadcaster and publisher. 3. The photo does show earthquake damage to a church in Pieve di Cento, Italy. But the image is actually from 2012.

Editor of Daily Mail’s website defends attribution practices in face of growing criticism

poynter.org — This week's issue of The New Yorker has a profile of the Daily Mail and the place it holds in Britain. The timing is perfect: last week the paper won 10 prizes at the U.K. Press Awards and the Mail was named Newspaper of the Year.

Test Your Bullshit Detector With This Week's Fake News Quiz

Online Scam Artists Are Using Hoaxes About Terrorist Attacks To Make Money

buzzfeed.com — 3. These hoaxes appear to have started in late 2015, when they targeted places in the UK. They spread enough that local police spoke out to warn the public. An investigation of domain ownership records, website source code, and of the people who have played a key role in spreading these hoaxes reveals a strong link to people in the country of Georgia.

Reporter fired after attributing lack of softball stats to ‘coach’s bullshit and laziness’

poynter.org — Louisiana-based journalist Jeannine LeJeune tweeted this part of an article that she said appeared in Thursday's edition of the Rayne Independent: I asked LeJeune if there was a byline on the piece; she said there wasn't. The paper does not have a website, but I followed up for more details.

News, opinion and aggregation on business, politics, entertainment, technology, global and national – The Wire

thewire.com — Typos! We love them, we love to hate them. They make us laugh, they make us cry. They come in many shapes and sizes. And so do those corrections-not always typo-related-added to many a newspaper article when it turns out things weren't written exactly as they should be.

Usain Bolt And Andre De Grasse Are Now The World's Greatest Bromance

buzzfeed.com — It was a historic result: Manuel became the first African-American to win a gold medal in swimming, and Oleksiak is the first Canadian athlete to win four medals at the Summer Games. BFFs for life, OK? Shaun Botterill / Getty Images 5. They couldn't wait to race together in the 100m Final.

Lots Of People Fell For A Hoax Claiming Obama Will Move To Canada If Trump Wins

buzzfeed.com — 1. Some conservative websites are celebrating - and spreading - a report that President Obama and his family will move to Canada if Trump wins the election. World News Politics ran the story and shared it with its more than 300,000 Facebook fans. 2.
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Aug 28, 2016

RT @BrendanNyhan: Facebook *just* took humans out of the loop and the algorithm is already amplifying misinformation - not good  https://twitter.com/kyletblaine/status/770078183211294720 

Aug 28, 2016

@TelegramJames there could very well be an excellent opt in process waiting for you if you do

Aug 28, 2016

@mattbraga do I not post enough bloomberg TV selfies for you?

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