Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

BBC announces 'fake news scheme' at Children's Media Summit

Huw Edwards and Kamal Ahmed among BBC journalists sent into schools as part of major 'fake news' education project BBC Will Educate School Kids On Spotting Fake News
Hannah Rogers | 07 December, 2017, 09:48

Fake news is a huge problem because while misinformation on the surface might seem like a small thing, it could lead to incorrect perceptions, which in turn could fuel one's prejudice towards a particular subject, race, religion, and so on. Apparently it's more complicated than checking a different news outlet.

The BBC is set to launch a new scheme aimed to help young people better identify real online news from fake or false information.

From March up to 1,000 schools will be offered mentoring in class, online or at events, with classroom activities and video tutorials.

The initiative, which also involves reporters Tina Daheley, Nikki Fox, Kamal Ahmed and Amol Rajan, will be delivered by the BBC's media literacy project School Report - a collaboration between BBC Academy and BBC News.

Harding added: "Some information is downright lies".

Concerns about the distribution of "fake news" have accelerated over the last two years, in particular during the 2016 USA presidential election & Brexit referendum campaigns. "And it's harder than ever when you look at those information feeds to discern what's true and what's not". There have been multiple times when I've found a seemingly-important story doing the rounds in the tech media, only to realise that it's a story that broke months earlier and hasn't changed since. You just need to think critically about the whole situation, and definitely don't exclusively rely on any single news outlet to learn about the world.

Social media is replete with the echo chamber effect: you follow those whose world views align with your own, creating a news feed where your own beliefs are constantly reinforced rather than challenged.

Recommended

  • Price Target Analysis of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG)

    Finally, BTIG Research reissued a "neutral" rating on shares of Celgene in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Df Dent Incorporated holds 3.03% of its portfolio in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ) for 884,391 shares.
    Oakland A's ballpark plan dealt big blow

    Oakland A's ballpark plan dealt big blow

    Additionally, Sasaki, Snøhetta, and Studio T-Square will assist the A's in a community engagement process. It's unclear what the A's, who had recently named a design team for the proposed ballpark, will do next.
    Dollar General Corporation (DG) Analysts See $0.93 EPS

    Dollar General Corporation (DG) Analysts See $0.93 EPS

    The firm owned $16.09 million shares of the company's stock after selling 1.22 million shares during the period. (NASDAQ:DLTR). The firm has "Buy" rating by Needham given on Monday, August 21. (NASDAQ: DLTR ) on Friday, May 27 with "Buy" rating.
  • Raiders overcome early season slide to move into tie for 1st

    Raiders overcome early season slide to move into tie for 1st

    Defensively, the Raiders are yielding 23.2 points and 346.0 total yards (241.1 in passing and 104.9 in rushing) per game. That makes this a massive game for Oakland in terms of the division standings, because a sweep would win a tiebreaker.
    Jared Goff, Carson Wentz 'excited' to play each other for first time

    Jared Goff, Carson Wentz 'excited' to play each other for first time

    The team took the field for their first full practice of the week Wednesday, and things started off without a hitch. There is no indication that Sunday afternoon's game will be changed or affected. "He's a big back", Graham said.
    Overall Revenue at Lee Enterprises Sags; Digital Shows Strength

    Overall Revenue at Lee Enterprises Sags; Digital Shows Strength

    Total advertising and marketing services revenue decreased 10.2 percent in the quarter, and 10.6 percent for the fiscal year. Total operating revenue at the Davenport-based media company Lee Enterprises is down for the fiscal year.
  • Evaluating Insider Trading And Ownership For NetApp, Inc. (NTAP)

    Barclays Capital maintained NetApp, Inc . (NASDAQ: NTAP ) on Thursday, August 17 with "Underweight" rating. Gam Holding Ag decreased Blackhawk Network Hldgs Inc (HAWK) stake by 37.31% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.
    Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC 220

    Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC 220

    He tied the division's all-time record of two consecutive title defenses in May, in a knockout win over Junior dos Santos . The only time both undisputed titles were on the line on the same night was at UFC 44 in September 2003.

    Emergency crews battling major industrial building fire in Burlington

    Police have closed a portion of Appleby Line beside the scene of the fire, as well as the Toronto-bound access to the QEW. Firefighters are working to extinguish a large fire at the Paletta International building in central Burlington.
  • Analytical Preview of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

    Market cap is just a fancy name for a straightforward concept: it is the market value of a company's outstanding shares. Heading into the stock price potential, Baidu, Inc. needs to grow just 13.48% to cross its median price target of $263.

    Edison International (EIX) Just Reaches 1 Year Low?

    The firm owned 1,215,268 shares of the utilities provider's stock after acquiring an additional 61,722 shares during the quarter. Over the past three months, Edison International insiders have been net buyers, dumping a net of -224,718 shares.

    American Express (AXP) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.12

    Currently, 488.88 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 0 million shares have been available to trade. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co Llc bought 135,761 shares as the company's stock declined 3.65% while stock markets rallied.

WXYZ puts Malcom Maddox on leave after sexual harassment accusations Murri said the station is developing a timeline for investigating the accusations. Rideout also accused the station of covering up the claims.

David Cassidy Purposely Left His Daughter Katie Out of His Will David Cassidy Purposely Left His Daughter Katie Out of His Will While David was her father, Katie was raised primarily by her mother Sherry Williams and stepfather Richard Benedon . David and Katie Cassidy in 2007. "I've never had a relationship with her", David told People in February.

Kyrie Irving and Giannis Antetokounmpo Duel in Boston Kyrie Irving and Giannis Antetokounmpo Duel in Boston The Celtics thus withstood a 40-point eruption from Milwaukee's star, Giannis Antetokounmpo , who also had eight rebounds.

What Recent Ownership Trends Suggest About Antero Resources Corporation (AR)'s Future Performance Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Antero Resources by 22.3% in the 2nd quarter. The stock of Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 6 by BMO Capital Markets.

Derek McInnes misses training after Rangers approach Derek McInnes misses training after Rangers approach The Ibrox club plan to return with a second offer of over £1million in compensation in a bid to move things along. What is clear is that Milne is determined not to lose his boss to his club's main rivals for second place.

Jeffrey Tambor "Has No Plans to Quit" Transparent Jeffrey Tambor On Wednesday, a rep for Jeffrey Tambor revealed that the actor may not be leaving Transparent after all. He denied her claims , dismissing them as "baseless".

What Do Analysts Say About Performance Food Group Company (PFGC) Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Performance Food Group by 1.1% during the third quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Performance Food Group during the second quarter worth about $1,328,000.

Ryan Reynolds to Voice 'Detective Pikachu' in Live-Action 'Pokemon' Movie Ryan Reynolds to Voice 'Detective Pikachu' in Live-Action 'Pokemon' Movie In addition, Universal Pictures is named a distributor of the film outside Japan, whereas Toho will handle distribution there. Rob Letterman ( Goosebumps ) is directing the project, which is due to start shooting mid-January in London.

WNYC places two hosts on leave for allegations of inappropriate conduct WNYC places two hosts on leave for allegations of inappropriate conduct Leonard Lopate and Johnathan Schwartz are the latest media figures swept up in the national reckoning over sexual harassment. Last week, famed "A Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor was let go from Minnesota Public Radio for the same reason.

RB Leipzig's debut Champions League campaign over after Besiktas defeat RB Leipzig's debut Champions League campaign over after Besiktas defeat Besiktas's victory took their tally at the top of the group to 14 points, with Porto taking second spot on 10 after a 5-2 win over Monaco .

Arshi wants to be captain Arshi wants to be captain Meanwhile, Arshi said she wanted to become the captain and would deliberately make Shilpa disqualify, and did exactly that. He even told Arshi that this would look very bad on national television which led to a war of words between the two.

Lyondellbasell Industries N (LYB) Holder Puplava Financial Services INC Has Decreased Holding Comerica Bancorporation invested 0.42% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). 14,000 are held by Laurion Capital Limited Partnership. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mngmt Inc invested 0.07% of its portfolio in LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB).

Today's Brokerage Rating: United States Steel Corporation (X), Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 60,597 shares of company stock worth $1,656,892 and sold 19,265 shares worth $577,950. United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products primarily in North America and Europe.

Analyst's Viewpoint About Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN), Bioverativ Inc. (BIVV) They expect this year's earnings to fall -34.14% year-over-year to -$1.64, followed by -54.27% decline in the next year to -$0.75. The stock of Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN ) has declined 25.14% since December 5, 2016 and is downtrending.

Hot Stock to Watch: Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) Shares have moved $-2.61 over the past month and more recently, $-2.7 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. Marvin & Palmer Associates Inc increased Alphabet Inc Class A stake by 1,062 shares to 4,402 valued at $4.09 million in 2017Q2.