Computer Sciences

True or false: Studying work practices of professional fact-checkers

Online misinformation is a critical societal threat. While fact-checking plays a role in combating the exponential rise of misinformation, little empirical research has been done on the work practices of professional fact-checkers ...

Security

Ransomware gang threatens release of DC police records

A Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate that stole data from the Washington, D.C., police department says negotiations over payment have broken down, with it rejecting a $100,000 payment, and it will release sensitive information ...

Security

Beijing eyes facial recognition tech for metro security

Beijing will use facial recognition tools to speed up security checks in the city's overcrowded metro, using a 'credit system' to sort passengers into different channels, state-run media reported on Wednesday.

Internet

Five fact-checking tips from disinformation experts

For International Fact Checking Day (April 2), we met with the European Digital Media Observatory, which is an EU-wide platform for combatting disinformation while protecting the core value of freedom of expression.

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