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There is more and more concern about "fake news" as being responsible for events such as the election of Donald Trump, and Brexit. The Russians have been accused of using fake news to influence the US election.

Op-Ed: Fighting fake news? Not too well yet, but it can be done

Fake news is now, belatedly, under attack. There are still no lawsuits. One bit of case law could bury fake news, and the vermin who make it.

Obama asks for 'full review' of 2016 election cyberattacks

President Barack Obama has requested a review of all cyberattacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle, the White House said Friday, amid allegations of Russian interference.

Mr President? Turkish anchor remembers Erdogan coup call

"Hello?""Please Mr President, we are listening to you...""Good evening!" "Good evening, sir, please...

Fake U.S. news sites traced to teens in Macedonian city

According to a report by the BBC, many of the fake news sites that appeared during the 2016 American presidential election campaign originated in a small city in Macedonia. The sites were created and run by teenagers.

Russia says foreign spies plotted huge cyberattack

Russia on Friday said it had uncovered plans by foreign intelligence services to carry out massive cyberattacks this month targeting the country's financial system.

Op-Ed: Podcasts are prolific part of the changing world of digital media Special

For all those out there still skeptical or reluctant about recent technology and its impact, take note of the growing use of podcasts. They are prolific.

Who wants to skate on top of dead fish? Japanese ice rink closed

Social media backlash forced the closing of a new attraction at Space World in Kitakyushu, Japan on Sunday. Advertised as the world's first attraction of its kind, the skating rink was filled with 5,000 dead fish, frozen into the ice.

Beautiful fog bow photograph creates social media buzz

A stunning photograph of a white "fog bow" has been taken by an amateur photographer over Rannoch Moor in the west of Scotland. The unusual meteorological event has been trending across social media.

One screenshot shows the severity of 'fake news' on Facebook

On Tuesday, Twitter cofounder Ev Williams neatly pointed out how big Facebook's fake-news problem is with one screenshot.

Twitter all abuzz over power plant fears after Japan earthquake

The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan early on Tuesday morning prompted the issuing of a Tsunami warning. Citizens took to Twitter to express their fears, but the biggest concern was the nuclear power plants.

Op-Ed: Facebook working with Israel to censor posts inciting violence

Facebook has often been in hot water for allowing certain posts and disallowing others. In a number of countries Facebook is banned entirely.

Russia starts blocking LinkedIn network

Russian internet providers on Thursday started blocking the LinkedIn professional networking site after a state watchdog found it broke a law on personal data storage."The social networking site LinkedIn has been added to a register of violators...

Fake US election news outshone real on Facebook

Fake election news got more attention than did real stories on Facebook during the final months of the US presidential campaign, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed News.

Facebook was reportedly scared of suppressing right-wing sites

Facebook has repeatedly insisted that the fake news stories which spread across its social network during the presidential election did not impact the results.

Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Internet freedom declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016 as governments around the world cracked down on social media and messaging applications used to express dissent, a watchdog group said Monday.

Trump's Muslim ban temporarily removed from website

One of President-elect Donald Trump's most divisive promises -- to ban Muslims from entering America -- disappeared from his campaign website before reappearing.

Russian hackers target cash before politics

Just as the scandal over alleged Russian hacking of the US Democratic Party erupted in June, police in Russia were rounding up a group known as Lurk.

Record-breaking annelid 'murdered in the name of science'

U.K.'s Natural History Museum is under attack from the Twitterati, with demands for "Justice for Dave," a prodigious earthworm that has allegedly been murdered in the name of science.

Strong mobile ads lift Facebook’s third quarter revenue to $7B

Facebook is showing no signs of slowing down, displaying another solid profit performance, according to its third quarter earnings report.

Challenging jihadist propaganda online eggs on extremists: experts

Challenging online jihadist propaganda with counterarguments or shutting down extremist websites and social media accounts have little impact, and distract from the real threat, according to experts.

Pipeline protest hoax on Facebook page gets thousands of sign-ins

Even as Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters continue to face down law enforcement officials in North Dakota, some people are saying it seems they're trying to use social media to confuse the Morton County Sheriff's Department.

U.S. Supreme Court will hear sex offender social media ban case

The United States Supreme Court decided to hear the case of a North Carolina man who was convicted under a state law. That law forbids registered sex offenders from accessing social media sites that permits minor children to have accounts or access.

MoMA will feature emoji in December exhibit

Emoji are heading to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The MoMA announced on Wednesday that they have added the first set of 176 emoji from 1999 — originally used on Japanese pagers — to their collection.

Ontario police will use text messages as new way to find killer

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP} have come up with an innovative way to try and solve a murder case. They will send text messages to telephone subscribers who were in a specific area around the time the victim was last seen alive.

Viral video of Huntsman spider dragging a mouse wows the Internet

Jason Wormal, a tradesman from Coppabella in Queensland, Australia was heading to work early on Monday morning when a friend called asking if he would "like to see something cool?" What he saw quickly turned into an Internet sensation.

Moscow confirms ministry website attack after US hacker claim

Russia's foreign ministry on Sunday said an old version of its website had been attacked after a US hacker claimed he broke in and posted a mocking message.

Cyberattacks show new method of taking down the Internet

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier wrote an essay last month warning that someone was "learning to take down the Internet," and it seems especially prescient after a number of major websites were taken offline Friday amid a major cyberattack.

Ruby slippers at the Smithsonian need a $300,000 upgrade

Seventy-seven years after "The Wizard of Oz" movie was released, Dorothy's famed ruby slippers are in dire need of repairs — about $300,000 worth to be exact.

Czech police and FBI arrest alleged Russian hacker

Czech police said Wednesday they staged a joint operation with the FBI to arrest a Russian citizen in Prague suspected of staging cyber attacks on the United States.

Ecuador says it cut Assange internet over US election leaks

Ecuador said it had cut the internet access of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up at its London embassy, due to leaks by the anti-secrecy website that could impact the US election.

Belgian minister's twitter feed hacked, amid trade deal tensions

The twitter account of Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was hacked on Tuesday, his ministry said, just hours after EU ministers failed to agree on a trade deal with Canada due to opposition by Belgium.

Assange's internet cut by 'state party': WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks on Monday claimed Ecuador cut the internet connection of its founder Julian Assange, who is staying at the country's embassy in London, claiming the move was in response to the group's publication of documents related to US presidential hopef...

Lawsuits can be served via Twitter

Miscreants and evil-doers beware, some U.S. law firms have begun serving lawsuits using the social medium of Twitter. The first such electronic legal missive was served this week.

Drug lord Guzman's sons deny Twitter activity

Two sons of imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said on Friday that Twitter accounts bearing their names and messages about their father are fake.

Since firing human editors, Facebook keeps posting fake news

Facebook continues to be the largest media outlet in the world. Yes, Facebook is a massive social network. It's a place to post baby photos and rage about the US election, all at once. It's also the number one place where humans get news online in 2016.

'Rich Kids' social network site costs $1,100 to join

A day ago, Rich Kids launched. It's an exclusive social network site that offers people to use it, but for a price of $1,100.

China to free up internet for those attending 2022 Olympics

China's tough controls over the internet will be temporarily lifted for people attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, officials promised Wednesday.

One tweet triggers avalanche of women's assault memories

It all started with a single tweet. Canadian author Kelly Oxford urged her hundreds of thousands of followers to share their recollections of the first time they were sexually assaulted.

Trump-Clinton debate put to music, karaoke style

A lot of people watching the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton thought they looked like they were singing a duet. So portions of the debate have been put to music and posted on social media.