Frédéric Filloux is currently International Fellow at the John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University. He is also the editor of the Monday Note, a newsletter / blog that covers digital business models and technology since 2007. His co-author is Jean-Louis Gassée, a tech investor based in P...
Quality for news is mostly about solving the reputation issue
When fake news will be made by prosOn November 8–9 in Phoenix, AZ, Google held its annual Newsgeist “unconference” a gathering where 200+ guests have the opportunity to put any topic up for discussion. It’s a productive and inclusive way to engage conversations on burning issues. Sometimes fun, always instructive.
In the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino massacre, the FBI, having failed to open the suspect’s iPhone, turned to Apple, demanding that it break the device’s encryption. Much posturing ensued, in the media, in Congress, and in the Court. During his Congressional testimony, FBI director James Comey (remember him?) was especially aggressive in his misrepresentations: “This will be a one-time-only break-in, we’re not interested in a master key that will unlock Apple’s encryption.
[A delayed Monday Note due to logistics trouble entirely of my own making…]“Buy the Rumor, Sell the News” is an age-old Wall Street saying. It tells speculators to take chances on rumors: Did you hear that Company X will buy Company Y and thus will gain — or maybe lose — significant amounts of money? Place your bets and when the facts, or as we now have to say, the actual facts are known, rake in the chips or take the hit and move on to the next rumor.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".