Tháng 5/2019, một tờ báo điện tử có lượng truy cập thuộc hàng lớn nhất Việt Nam đã quyết định đóng fanpage trên Facebook, chấp nhận mất một nguồn traffic đáng kể. Không chỉ trang mạng này, nhiều tờ báo khác, cả Việt Nam lẫn quốc tế, cũng không còn mặn mà với nền tảng mạng xã hội lớn nhất thế giới.Từng được coi là phương tiện chuyển tải thông tin hữu hiệu trong thời đại mà truyền thông xã hội lên ngôi, song Facebook đang ngày càng đánh mất niềm tin của cộng đồng báo giới, và từ cả chính phủ của nhiều quốc gia. Tiếp tục đọc “Vì sao Facebook đánh mất niềm tin của giới truyền thông”
SAN FRANCISCO — Two weeks ago, Facebook declined to remove a doctored video in which the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, seemed to drunkenly slur her speech. Over the weekend, two British artists released a doctored video of Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, as a sly comment on the spread of false information online.
Posted to the Facebook-owned social network Instagram, the video shows Mr. Zuckerberg speaking directly into the camera, boasting of nefarious motives behind his online empire.
“Imagine this for a second: one man, with total control of billions of people’s stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures,” he appears to say. “I owe it all to Spectre. Spectre showed me that whoever controls the data controls the future.”
The video is easily recognizable as a fake, in part because the voice paired with the image sounds only marginally like Mr. Zuckerberg. And Spectre is a reference to a fictional, evil organization in James Bond lore. But it serves both as a piece of digital commentary and as a test of the way Facebook handles the spread of false information on its social network.
Proposals to change recommendations and curb conspiracies were sacrificed for engagement, staff say.
Wojcicki, YouTube’s chief executive officer, is a reluctant public ambassador, but she was in Austin at the South by Southwest conference to unveil a solution that she hoped would help quell conspiracy theories: a tiny text box from websites like Wikipedia that would sit below videos that questioned well-established facts like the moon landing and link viewers to the truth.
Wojcicki’s media behemoth, bent on overtaking television, is estimated to rake in sales of more than $16 billion a year. But on that day, Wojcicki compared her video site to a different kind of institution. “We’re really more like a library,” she said, staking out a familiar position as a defender of free speech. “There have always been controversies, if you look back at libraries.”
Since Wojcicki took the stage, prominent conspiracy theories on the platform—including one on child vaccinations; another tying Hillary Clinton to a Satanic cult—have drawn the ire of lawmakers eager to regulate technology companies. And YouTube is, a year later, even more associated with the darker parts of the web. Tiếp tục đọc “YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant”
The federal government’s chief auditor has recommended Congress consider developing legislation to beef up consumers’ internet data privacy protections. much like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
The recommendation was included in a 56-page report (PDF) issued Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office, the government agency that provides auditing, evaluation and investigative services for Congress. The report was prepared at the request two years ago by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has scheduled a hearing to discuss the subject for Feb. 26.
Vietnam’s fake document industry has upgraded for the information age.
Vietnam has one of the largest populations of Facebook users in the world. According to Noudhy Valdryno, a representative from Facebook’s Asia-Pacific Division, the country has 42 million daily users, accounting for 17% of Southeast Asia’s total 242 million. With a robust local Facebook user base comes darker implications, however, such as the manifestation of fake news, bullying or porn bots. Tiếp tục đọc “In Vietnam, Fake Death Certificates Are Weaponized to Hack Facebook Accounts”
VNE – Thứ tư, 12/4/2017, 16:09 (GMT+7)
Trong 47,3 triệu người Việt Nam có thể truy cập Internet thì 35 triệu người dùng mạng xã hội.
08/09/2018 01:48 GMT+7
VNN – Vượt qua nhiều chủ đề, vụ phát hiện mấy người mẫu đi khách với giá cao nhất lên đến 25.000 đô la ngay lập tức tràn ngập mạng xã hội và thậm chí là một số tờ báo.
Kể cũng đúng thôi, những chủ đề liên quan đến đời sống cá nhân, gây tò mò như vậy bao giờ chả thu hút được số đông độc giả.
Chỉ có điều, thông tin “được xì ra” mất cân đối, chỉ tập trung vào các cô người mẫu bán dâm và lờ tịt đi người mua dâm và số tiền khủng được cho là họ trả. Tiếp tục đọc “Mại dâm và nhân phẩm con người”
A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities as the 2018 midterm election campaigns heat up. Called “deepfakes” after the pseudonymous online account that popularized the technique – which may have chosen its name because the process uses a technical method called “deep learning” – these fake videos look very realistic.
So far, people have used deepfake videos in pornography and satire to make it appear that famous people are doing things they wouldn’t normally. But it’s almost certain deepfakes will appear during the campaign season, purporting to depict candidates saying things or going places the real candidate wouldn’t. Tiếp tục đọc “Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye”
At the centre of the controversy is Aleksandr Kogan, a psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2014, he recruited people to complete a number of surveys and sign up to an app that handed over Facebook information on themselves — and tens of millions of Facebook friends. Kogan passed the data to SCL, a UK firm that later founded controversial political-consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica in London. (All those involved deny any wrongdoing.) Tiếp tục đọc “Cambridge Analytica controversy must spur researchers to update data ethics”