Facebook helped Reuters create an online course on identifying deepfakes

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Reuters has released a new 45-minute online course designed to help give journalists the tools they need to spot and avoid sharing manipulated pictures, videos and audio clips. While deepfakes are obviously a major component of the material, there’s…

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The Senate is considering extending EV tax credits

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As US senate majority leader Mitch McConnell debates making cuts to social security and medicare, Senator Dean Heller (R) of Nevada is hoping to keep electric car sales zipping forward with a new bill that would extend tax credits until 2022.

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Symantec refuses Russia request for source code access

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Security firm Symantec will no longer allow Russian authorities to inspect its source code, according to Reuters. “It poses a risk to the integrity of our products that we are not willing to accept,” the company’s Kristen Batch said. The worry is tha…

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Reuters Journalism, Media & Technology Trends & Predictions Report 2017

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Key predictions:

 – A fact checking explosion: The prevalence of fake news will lead to a rise in fact-checking technology, fuelled by funding from philanthropists, foundations, and platforms.

– Redefining the relationship between publishers and platforms: The survey reveals that 46% of respondents are […]

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