A new online tool to help fight disinformation by the Oxford Internet Institute experts… #Cyberculture roundup…

Oxford experts launch new online tool to help fight disinformation

The ComProp Navigator is intended to help civil society groups better understand and respond to the problem of disinformation.  Developed by the OII’s Project on Computational Propaganda, led by Professor Philip Howard, The ComProp Navigator directs users to a range of online resources including bite-size guides, in-depth analyses, practical guides, fact-checking sites, helplines, online courses, and others.

Audiences paying for print and digital news worldwide grew very slightly in 2019, according to WAN-IFRA’s recently released 2019 World Press Trends report, with — no surprise here — that growth coming almost entirely from digital. Nonetheless, print in newspapers still dominates, accounting for 85 percent of their revenue worldwide (down from 89 percent last year).

Here are some of the findings from the report, whose authors analyzed data from companies like PwC and Chartbeat as well as from WAN-IFRA’s own annual survey of global publishers:


There’s a massive bait-and-switch at the center of facial recognition technology. Submit your story ideas, questions, and tips for Open Sourced: http://www.vox.com/opensourcednetwork


Mobile Divides in Emerging Economies

Mobile phones recharge at a generator-powered charging station in Cebu, Philippines. In emerging economies, people can struggle for access to electricity for their phones. (Jacob Maentz/Corbis via Getty Images)

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