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Thousands of Twitter accounts that spread fake news during the 2016 election are still active today, say researchers – TechCrunch

Thousands of Twitter accounts that spread fake news during the 2016 election are still active today, say researchers – TechCrunch Fake news and misinformation was a key tactic used by the Russians during the 2016 presidential election to try to sway voters against candidates and sow mistruths and mistrust. Now, …

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Tech and ad giants sign up to Europe’s first weak bite at ‘fake news’ – TechCrunch

Tech and ad giants sign up to Europe’s first weak bite at ‘fake news’ – TechCrunch The European Union’s executive body has signed up tech platforms and ad industry players to a voluntary  Code of Practice aimed at trying to do something about the spread of disinformation online. Something, just …

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Real Vision, a media platform for finance and business, raises $10 million – TechCrunch

Real Vision, a media platform for finance and business, raises $10 million – TechCrunch Real Vision is entering the crowded business and financial new space with a bang. The company, which recently raised a $10 million Series B after a $5 million A, is working on a number of new …

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Europe eyeing bot IDs, ad transparency and blockchain to fight fakes – TechCrunch

Europe eyeing bot IDs, ad transparency and blockchain to fight fakes – TechCrunch European Union lawmakers want online platforms to come up with their own systems to identify bot accounts. This is as part of a voluntary Code of Practice the European Commission now wants platforms to develop and apply …

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