Tag Archives: ‘fake

From star ratings to video views, beware fake internet stats

Experts caution that much of the web’s traffic is manipulated, from app downloads and YouTube views, to ad engagement and Yelp reviews. (Monster Ztudio/Shutterstock) 16 comments Most of us know by now that we can’t trust everything we see online. But just how much of the internet is fake? It’s more than you might expect. Fabricated content stretches far beyond just fake news, viral ... Read More »

Facebook and Twitter Are Too Big to Allow Fake Users

There’s something in common between amazing story of “Nicole Mincey”, the pseudonymous Twitter user with 146,000 followers who was retweeted by President Donald Trump and then disappeared overnight along with a few other online personae, and a recent prank by a Berliner frustrated with his inability to get Twitter to remove hate speech. The common element is the obvious solution to both problems, ... Read More »

How Microsoft is wading into ‘fake news’ with Bing opinion-based search results

On Wednesday, Microsoft told a roomful of journalists that, on Bing, “alternative facts” would be considered the equivalent of the Washington Post. Sure, that’s just my opinion. But that’s also the new approach that Bing’s rolling out over the next week: striking out beyond facts into a brave new world in which opinions matter, too. Eventually, Bing will respond to certain questions ... Read More »

UPSC Civil Services 2016 third ranker, Gopalakrishna Ronanki in a fix for ‘fake’ disability certificate

Muralikrishna, in his petition claimed that Gopalakrishna obtained the top rank in UPSC Civil Services Examination of 2016, by producing a fake orthopaedically-handicapped certificate. (Image source: HT) R The results of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Exam 2016 were announced on May 31 evening on the official website, the link for which is upsc.gov.in This year, Karnataka’s Nandini KR ... Read More »

Tech firms must do more against ‘fake news’: Apple boss

Technology firms must up their game in tackling “fake news”, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Saturday, calling for a major public information campaign. “All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news,” the US tech giant boss told the Daily Telegraph in an interview. “We must try to squeeze this ... Read More »