Content Certainty

In the era of 'fake news,' consumers seek out trust-forward alternative outlets

Implications - The Internet has democratized the gathering of information, but it's also granted almost anyone the ability to create content. This creates a lack of trust for all news sources. For the Millennial generation, there is an extra level of mistrust surrounding large news outlets that can only be alleviated by way of alternative outlets that lead with accountability.
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Fake News Filters - Facebook Has Launched Its Fake News Filter in France
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Warm 371 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 17
Fake News Filters
Facebook Has Launched Its Fake News Filter in France
After facing backlash for helping to propagate fake news throughout the United States’ election cycle these past two years, Facebook has launched a filter that aims to combat this issue in... [More]
Blockchain Newsfeed Systems - Userfeeds is Working on a Ranking Framework for Trusted News Sources
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This Year and Average 532 Clicks Pub: May 12, 17
Blockchain Newsfeed Systems
Userfeeds is Working on a Ranking Framework for Trusted News Sources
This reputation and ranking framework is aiming to increase transparency online through blockchain communities. Polish startup Userfeeds is developing a content-ranking system for newsfeeds that is... [More]
Unbiased Political Apps - This App Fosters Political Engagement Among Millennial Voters
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Mild 487 Clicks Pub: Oct 8, 16
Unbiased Political Apps
This App Fosters Political Engagement Among Millennial Voters
The College of Communication over at Boston University has launched an innovative new smartphone app, dubbed INVOLVD, that is designed to promote political engagement among millennial voters by... [More]
Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms - The 'Byline' Website Helps Support Independent Journalism
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Untested 146 Clicks Pub: Aug 26, 15
Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms
The 'Byline' Website Helps Support Independent Journalism
‘Byline’ is a UK-based start-up that helps support independent journalism around the world. With so much content available online, it can be difficult to find reliable news sources. This... [More]
Online Trust-Enhancing Sites - Deemly Gives Reputation Scores to Improve Personal Trustworthiness
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Untested 281 Clicks Pub: Mar 24, 16
Online Trust-Enhancing Sites
Deemly Gives Reputation Scores to Improve Personal Trustworthiness
In an effort to enhance your personal trustworthiness online, this site is assigning reputation scores. Based in Denmark, startup deemly lets users collect ratings and grow trust on the Internet.... [More]
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