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Tech Tuesday: Doctored Videos

Jun 4, 2019

A doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi garnered some 2.8 million views on Facebook, YouTube and other social media platform before screeners caught the hoax.

YouTube removed some of the doctored versions, but Facebook has not.

The story prompts questions about how social media will handle altered footage for the 2020 election cycle.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides, how videos are altered and why it matters. 

Tech Tuesday: 5G Update, NewsGuard and Airpods

Apr 9, 2019
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Information and disinformation both spread like greased lightning on the internet. 

Sourcing what you see takes more time. 

Two longtime news executives have teamed up to help the rest of us suss the fake from the factual.  

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, a startup that vetes what you see on the internet and the debut of 5G. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law which will allow the punishment of individuals and online media for spreading what Russia calls "fake news" and information which "disrespects" the state.

Tech Tuesday: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality

Oct 9, 2018
Artificial Intelligence
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Artificial Intelligence, or Al, is changing the way we think about news and technology. A newly developed software using audio clips to create fake video renderings was debuted last year.

Then, earlier this year, comedian Jordan Peele teamed up with BuzzFeed to create a video, using this AI program, of President Barack Obama making some implausible comments.

The video highlights concerns concerned the capabilities of AI, and what this could mean for the recurring topic of “fake news.”

Today on All Sides Tech Tuesday, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and more.

YouTube, Apple and Facebook have removed main outlets for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars website, citing repeated violations of policies against hate speech and glorifying violence. Infowars responded by accusing the companies of censorship.

The streaming service Spotify also expanded a ban imposed last week on some of Jones' content, saying Monday that "The Alex Jones Show has lost access to the Spotify platform."

On Sunday, Apple and iTunes deleted five podcasts related to Infowars and Jones. The other bans then piled up in quick succession.


Today at 11 a.m.

Twitter has purged more than 70 million fake accounts in an effort to restore trust in its platform, and in the process costing politicians, celebrities, and other personalities a few thousand to millions of followers following the purge.

Student Journalism in the Modern World

May 25, 2018
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The career outlook for perspective journalists isn't bright, with data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics showing little growth for the profession coupled with low pay. 

Student Journalism in the Modern World

Apr 3, 2018
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The career outlook for perspective journalists isn't bright, with data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics showing little growth for the profession coupled with low pay. 

The Political Impact of Fake News

Mar 22, 2018

Fake news is a huge problem for social media companies and political entities. Research has shown that false information spreads faster and deeper through the Web, compared to accurate stories. We'll look at why fake news reaches such a large audience, what is being done to curtail it, and its impact on politics. 

Tech Tuesday: Fake News Campaigns, Digital Maps

Mar 6, 2018
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Online message boards have been peddling conspiracy theories in the aftermath of tragedies for years. However, these hoaxes have started to enter the mainstream media. We'll look at how these message board users utilize social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to push their fake news into the spotlight.

We'll also take a look at how technology has prevented us from getting lost while traveling, but also how it can get us lost in new ways.

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This week on Tech Tuesday, we'll discuss the recent uptick in Bitcoin's value and volatility and what that means for the future of the cryptocurrency. Then, navigating social media can come with a number of psychological and behavioral pitfalls in its design and use. Author Guy Harrison offers critical thinking strategies to resist misinformation and manipulation online.

The Truth About Fake News

Oct 12, 2017

President Trump is pushing for a Senate intelligence panel probe of "fake news networks" in the United States. Today we look at the accuracy of media reporting and journalism. Also get tips on fact checking and spotting fake news articles online. 

Fake News

Apr 18, 2017
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The epidemic of fake news is relatively new but has already largely impacted the way people consume and disseminate information online. Facebook recently began displaying ways to avoid fake news on its news feeds, but this puts the responsibility on the consumer to avoid fake news, rather than on Facebook to eliminate it from news feeds. Today we'll discuss what fake news is, where it comes from and how it can be avoided.

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An 11-year-old in Michigan took his own life last week after his girlfriend used social media to lead him to believe she had died by suicide. Bullying was the second largest child health concern in 2015 according to a study done by the University of Michigan, but parents are split on what actually is considered cyberbullying and how it should be dealt with. Join us today as we discuss the implications of cyberbullying, if Facebook has too much power and the latest in tech news.

Christian Times Newspaper

You’ve probably read some of the stories. Maybe it was the one about thousands of fake ballots being stored in a Columbus warehouse for the 2016 election.  Or one about President Obama signing an executive order to ban the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. They're all fake.