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Facebook's attempt to counter fake news is helping spread it

While it may not be immediately apparent, the 2 billion people who use Facebook will soon be logging into to a very different platform. The social network is constructing what will be the largest News Feedoverhaul in years-one that prioritizes friends and family over content from publishers. But as

THE DAILY DOT - 2018-01-16 21:50:36

Google announces finalists of Google Play Indie Games contest in Europe

The annual Google Play Indie Games contest has been such a hit to independent developers and it has produced several great games already - and some of those we actually play at Android Community. So the mothership brought the contest across the pond to Europe and now we have the 20 finalists, taken

ANDROID COMMUNITY.COM - 2018-01-16 20:00:10

Is this Europe's federalizing moment?

Will the German coalition agreement mark a breakthrough in the EU's transformation into a genuine federation? That is too early to say. The Social Democrats (SPD) still need to give the green light at their party congress this weekend. But even if they do, some of the deal's proposals for EU policie

AEI - 2018-01-16 18:46:49

Split Facebook News Feed doesn’t decrease fake news, report says

As Facebook gears up for another News Feed algorithm change, a new report suggests tests of the platforms earlier algorithm tests aren't going as planned. In the fall, Facebook began testing a split News Feed, with posts from friends in one location and posts from news publications in another. Now,

DIGITAL TRENDS - 2018-01-16 20:41:30

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LINUX.COM - 2018-01-16 19:25:48

Czech Republic Faces Political Turmoil After No-Confidence Vote

PRAGUE - The Czech Parliament rejected the minority government of Prime Minister Andrej Babis in a no-confidence vote on Tuesday, a move that is likely to prompt weeks, if not months, of further political wrangling. In the meantime, the minority cabinet, made up of members of Mr. Babis's party and a

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-16 15:51:13

In Seeking to Stop Fake News, Facebook Killed Real News

In mid-October Pgina Siete, Bolivia's third-largest news site, had a problem. Its Facebook traffic - like many publishers, one of the largest sources of traffic for the site - was falling off a cliff. Pgina Siete thought perhaps it had become the target of pro-government hackers, angered by what the

NYMAG.COM - 2018-01-16 16:17:53

Audi Sports Team Slovakia Launched for Partial Blancpain GT Effort

Photo: Audi Sports Team Slovakia A new team called Audi Sports Team Slovakia has been launched for a partial Blancpain GT Series entry later this season. (En Franais) The team will run an Audi R8 LMS to be driven by former Minardi F1 test driver Jirko Malcharek and his son Christian. It is expected

SPORTSCAR365.COM - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Facebook's News Feed tests reportedly help boost fake news

Facebook's ongoing experimentation with the content of the News Feed is boosting posts that promote fake news, reports The New York Times. The social networking site is currently testing a feature that separates users' posts from content from professional news sites. News stories are instead placed

MSN.COM - 2018-01-16 11:44:44

Grown Lions Hug And Kiss Woman Who Raised Them In Adorable Reunion

Malkia and Adelle are two lions who were rejected by their mother when they were cubs. They were taken under the care of a big cat rescue organization in Slovakia, and were hand reared by Michaela Zimanova. Unfortunately, as lions tend to do, Malkia and Adelle became too big for Michaela to take car

RADIO.COM - 2018-01-16 07:21:17

Greipel opens 2018 in style at Tour Down Under

Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel opened his 2018 season in style when he claimed the first stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Lyndoch on Tuesday. Greipel timed his final sprint to perfection to overpower young Australian Caleb Ewan in the last 50 metres

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-01-16 07:47:21

Openness or Protection? Czechs' Choice Echoes EU, U.S. Votes

PRAGUE - Czechs, like fellow voters from Europe to the United States, must weigh promises of a more outward-looking society against protection from the uncertainties of the global economy and immigration when they elect their president later this month. In the run-off on Jan. 26-27, academic Jiri Dr

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-15 18:57:27

Slovakia's Inflation Steady At 1.9%

(RTTNews) - Slovakia's consumer price inflation remained stable in December, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Monday. Consumer prices increased 1.9 percent year-on-year in December, the same pace of increase as seen in November. A similar high rate was last seen in

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-15 10:30:50

Peter Sagan wins prelude to Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia - Three-time world road racing champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia made an outstanding start to the 2018 cycling season Sunday when he won the People's Choice Classic, a prelude to the first World Tour event of the season, the Tour Down Under. Sagan beat star sprinters Andre Greipel


Test countries for Facebook warn of risks

SAN FRANCISCO - One morning in October, the editors of Pgina Siete, Bolivia's third-largest news site, noticed that traffic to their outlet coming from Facebook was plummeting. Editors feared it was being targeted by hackers loyal to the government. But it wasn't the government's fault. It was Faceb


Czech president leads voting, but will face runoff election

Presidential candidate and Czech President Milos Zeman shows his vote as his wife Ivana, right, looks on during the presidential election's first round vote in Prague, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Czech Republic's president Milos Zeman and former president of the Czech Academy of Sciences Jiri Drahos a


Childhood friends teaching in Slovakia

CARTHAGE - Two Carthage Central High School 2009 graduates are teaching in Slovakia. Abigail E. Kratzat, daughter of Robert A. and Kathleen M. Kratzat of West Carthage, graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2013. She learned about the Slovakian teaching position through a website for new gradua


Hungary summons Romanian ambassador over PM's remarks threatening ethnic Hungarians

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary summoned Romania's ambassador on Friday to complain about remarks from Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose who earlier this week appeared to physically threaten ethnic Hungarians demanding autonomy. In reaction to a resolution signed by three ethnic Hungarian political


Same-Sex Spouses Should Have EU Residency Rights, Court Is Told - The Boston Globe

BUCHAREST, Romania - Same-sex spouses should be afforded the same rights to live and work across the European Union as married heterosexual couples, regardless of individual member countries' stance on same-sex marriage, a senior legal adviser to the European Union's top court said on Thursday. The


COLUMN: A Hungarian who has never been to Hungary

Adventure author Jack London writes that, for some, adapting to new customs and ideas is another fleeting time of excitement, while for others, the pressure of an altered environment is almost unbearable. "When a man journeys into a far country, he must be prepared to forget many of the things he h