How do the bots deceive us?
Every day we are subjected to thousands of bots on the Internet - information on social media, advertisements on the pages of our favorite portals. It is not surprising that in this information crowd, our mind goes to the easy way. The people who use our weakness to mislead us are perfectly aware of it, profiting from it - whether financial or political.
Partypoker Identifies And Closes Another 91 Bot Accounts
Partypoker has published the second update in what it promises will be a series of monthly updates regarding “bot” (automated-playing) accounts playing on party sites, which after being identified are closed, with the related account balances seized and redistributed to affected players.
Russian bots ruin the children’s talent show The Voice Kids
Recently, a lot has been said about the impact of new technologies on the possibilities of setting political choices or cybercrime aimed at specific countries. In Russia, however, there was a precedent case in which bots influenced the result of voting in ... children's talent competition The Voice Kids. This is an insulting thing that a non-accidental person won.
Facebook announces a new collaborative strategy to combat misinformation
On 10 April, Facebook announced the next phase of collaborative efforts to combat misinformation. After taking down 700 assets in India involved in false amplification of partisan content a week earlier the company steps up the effort to involve more help from outside.
ACTA 2: the pyramid of lies
After the recent political storm in Poland caused by voting on the Copyright Directive in the European Parliament, the coalition of frightened Internet users, right-wing politicians and international technology tycoons have started to build together a pyramid of lies, as explained in an opinion for Wirtualna Polska.
The International Journalism Festival
ATHSHIELD is attending XIII edition of the one of the best media gathering in the world. The yearly event in Italy’s Perugia gathers hundreds of journalists from the globe, tech-savvy types from big online platforms (Facebook or Google) and big thinkers like Martin Moore or Paul Nemitz.