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Orphan articles: The 'dark matter' of Wikipedia

Wikipedia is the largest platform for open and freely accessible knowledge online yet, in a new study, EPFL researchers have found that around 15% of the content is effectively invisible to readers browsing within Wikipedia. ...

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The tentacles of retracted science reach deep into social media: A simple button could change that

In 1998, a paper linking childhood vaccines with autism was published in the journal, The Lancet, only to be retracted in 2010 when the science was debunked.

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Net neutrality, and why it's vital to the future of the internet

It was on, then off, and now "net neutrality" is back on again.

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Amazon's satellite internet network Project Kuiper plans new Everett facility

Amazon will open a new logistics center in Everett, Washington, for its broadband satellite network, Project Kuiper, expanding its ability to design, test and manufacture satellites in the Puget Sound region.

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EU to encourage influencers to have 'positive' impact

The EU announced steps Tuesday to encourage influencers to post content that has a "positive" impact on society, as concerns rise over disinformation in a fragmented information landscape.

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TikTok challenges potential US ban in court

TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance filed a legal challenge against the United States on Tuesday, taking aim at a law that would force the app to be sold or face a US ban.

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One Tech Tip: How to spot AI-generated deepfake images

AI fakery is quickly becoming one of the biggest problems confronting us online. Deceptive pictures, videos and audio are proliferating as a result of the rise and misuse of generative artificial intelligence tools.

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Five things to know about Reddit

Wall Street will see one of the year's most highly anticipated IPOs this week, when the nearly two decade old social media platform Reddit goes public, set for Thursday.

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Monsters, asteroids, vampires: AI conspiracies flood TikTok

From vampires and wendigos to killer asteroids, TikTok users are pumping out outlandish end-of-the-world conspiracy theories, researchers say, in yet another misinformation trend on a platform whose fate in the United States ...

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OpenAI partners with Le Monde and Prisa Media

OpenAI on Wednesday announced partnerships with French daily Le Monde and Spanish conglomerate Prisa Media, saying it intends to develop news-related uses of its ChatGPT artificial intelligence tool.

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Cyberattack leaves health care providers reeling weeks later

Following a cyberattack on the largest health insurer in the United States last month, health care providers continue to scramble as insurance payments and prescription orders continue to be disrupted and physicians lose ...

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Reddit aims to raise $500 mn in stock market debut

Reddit plans to raise some $500 million with its initial public offering of shares, using the money to improve the platform and its money-making power, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.

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Proliferating 'news' sites spew AI-generated fake stories

A sensational story about the Israeli prime minister's "psychiatrist" exploded online, but it was AI-generated, originating on one of hundreds of websites researchers warn are churning out tech-enabled fiction masquerading ...