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Posts Tagged ‘Craig Silverman’

Craig Silverman Finds Himself Knee-Deep in Fake News

At the end of a very good piece by The Verge reports editor Josh Dzieza about how Facebook is fanning the flame of viral fake news, Craig Silverman talks about an unanticipated priority.

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A month ago, Silverman launched watchdog site emergent.info with Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism to debunk items like the one above, concocted by current fake news headline-grabber National Report:

Silverman is interested in the dynamics of online rumors generally, but the fake news sites have become an unexpected focus. “I’m actively now thinking about ways to go after these fake news sites,” he says. “We need some way to crawl these sites and figure out which stories are starting to get velocity so we can counteract them, ruin their incentive, prevent them from getting the big hits. But I have no idea what the best way might be. There are so many.”

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The 2013 Mirror Award Winners

The 2013 Mirror Awards were handed out today. Below is the complete list of winners. Congrats to all. Also, here’s a look back at the finalists.

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Single Article – Digital Media

Best Single Story – Radio, TV, Broadcast, Online

Best Profile – Traditional/Legacy or Digital Media

Former LA Clipper Baron Davis Suffers from a Rather Painful Affliction

Fun news from the Charlotte Observer today, who reported that former Clippers point guard (and current New York Knick) Baron Davis is suffering from an extremely painful case of “herniated dick.” Ouch.

Somewhere, Donald Sterling and his girlfriends are kicking themselves for getting rid of Davis before they could spy on his new affliction in the shower.

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Regret the Error 2008 Round Up

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Regret the Error’s 2008 round up is super juicy this year.

  • Craig Silverman notes the weekly paper in Montgomery, TX – the Bulletin ‘lifting‘ of all their stories.

  • Rick Reilly getting plagiarized by two different sports ‘writers’.

  • The LAT Tupac Shakur debacle.

  • And our favorite typo, stating the name of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel being “One Hundred Years of Solicitude.” Which ends up being a more accurate description of the book.