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Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Google pulls five Chrome Web Store extensions posing as ad blockers that had scripts enabling them to hijack browsers; extensions had 20M+ users combined   —  A researcher with AdGuard discovered five fake ad-blocking extensions in the Chrome Web Store that used hidden scripts to manipulate users' browsers.
Apr 18, 2018, 6:35 PMIn context
Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Google Maps volunteers working to stop fake reviews, ghost listings, impersonators, and other scammers say abuse is getting worse and Google isn't doing enough   —  - Fraud on Google Maps is not a new problem but a group of Maps advocates say that the number of fake reviews seems to have increased unfettered.
Apr 15, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Ahead of key elections in India, experts say Facebook, Google, and Twitter aren't doing enough to prevent abuse and political manipulation on their platforms   —  The world's largest democracy is in danger of having its biggest elections influenced through the internet — but so far …
Apr 14, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google says it will spend $300M over the next three years to support journalism and fight disinformation through the newly announced Google News Initiative   —  ‘We need to do more’  —  Google is announcing new efforts today to support the media industry by fighting misinformation and bolstering journalism …
Mar 20, 2018, 11:14 AMIn context
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU panel calls for voluntary code of conduct for platforms to fight disinformation, but consumer group says panel ignored a core cause: ad-based business models   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A consumer group on Monday said experts appointed by the European Commission to advise on tackling fake news …
Mar 14, 2018, 4:05 AMIn context
CNBC:
YouTube, growing rapidly in India, has done little to keep misleading videos from dominating its India-specific Trending feed; Google says it is working to fix   —  YouTube is tackling hoaxes and other problems that plague it in much of the developed world, but it's falling short in a booming new market.
Mar 14, 2018, 1:25 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Google, YouTube, and Facebook don't find misinformation and hoaxes quickly enough after tragedies, may need breaking news teams to scan for misleading content   —  In the first hours after last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas, my colleague Ryan Broderick noticed something peculiar …
Feb 22, 2018, 8:10 PMIn context
Anya Schiffrin / Columbia Journalism Review:
How European regulators are weighing control of misinformation and free speech, hampered by a lack of consensus, research, public data from Facebook and Google   —  This month, a new law against hate speech will go into effect in Germany, fining Facebook, Twitter, YouTube …
Oct 30, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
A look at Sundar Pichai's challenges as Google struggles with criticism over fake news, sexism in its own ranks, fears of AI, and anti-trust cases in Europe   —  The sparsely furnished offices of Sundar Pichai stretch across the second floor of the Googleplex in Mountain View …
Oct 19, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
New York Times:
PolitiFact and Snopes, using Google AdSense, unwittingly hosted ads by fake news publishers; source says AdSense has terminated the ads   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The headlines are eye-catching.  Melania Trump is leaving the White House!  Home renovation cable star Joanna Gaines has abandoned her HGTV show and husband Chip Gaines!
Oct 18, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context

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