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Facebook Decides To Do Something About It’s “Fake News” Problem

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After continuously  denying the fact  it has a serious problem with fake news, Facebook has finally admitted it does, in fact, have a problem with fake news.

The social media giant announced several specific ways in which it will try to fix these thorny issues.

Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s vice president of news feed, outlined the efforts. There are four primary initiatives: “easier reporting,” “flagging stories as disputed,” “informed sharing,” and “disrupting financial incentives for spammers.”

The first involves community reporting —something that I’d say  hasn’t really exactly worked well for Facebook in the past—and will  make it easier for users to report something as fake.

The second initiative, “flagging stories as disputed,” is an interesting one. According to Mosseri, “Facebook cannot become arbiters of truth [them]selves,”.  Facebook will begin to work with third-party fact checking organizations to check out potentially fake news stories.

4 organizations—ABC News, Politifact, FactCheck, and Snopes—will be part of this effort. According to ABC News president James Goldston, his company will use its team of election fact-checkers—about a half-dozen in all—and put them to use ferreting out bullshit on Facebook. (He says ABC isn’t getting paid by Facebook.)

Once a story has been “disputed,” it will still show up, but users “will see a warning that the story has been disputed as [they] share.”

As for the “informed sharing” portion of the effort, Facebook says that the number of times a story is shared—supposedly an indicator as to whether it’s misleading—will factor into how it’s ranked on the news feed. And finally, “disrupting financial incentives for spammers” will allegedly deter fake website purveyors from making money, though the actual mechanisms by which Facebook plans to do this are rather vague.

Of course, Facebook is a  powerful company that carries out its operations in opaque and mysterious ways, so it’s difficult to tell whether or not these efforts will actually do much of anything.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying

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Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.

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How To Compare Phones

I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –

I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money.  Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.

Thanks for being an amazing reader.

Click Here To Compare Prices And Specs

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Combo VPN MTN Settings: Browse For Free On MTN Using This New Setting

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Combo VPN MTN Settings allow you to browse for free on the MTN Network. We all love free data and of course, there’s a reason why it’s not too common, that’s why I’m here.😀

Combo VPN MTN Settings

To give you information on free and affordable data plans so you don’t get ripped off by our internet service providers. So without further ado let’s get down to business.

Combo VPN MTN Settings For Browsing Free

What You’ll Need

  • An MTN sim without data
  • Default MTN APN settings
  • An Android Phone

First Download Combo VPN Here – Download Combo VPN

  • Open the app, then tap on Combo Settings and configure this way.
  •  Turn on Stealth Tunnel
  • Connection protocol – TCP
  •  Connection Port – 443
  •  Turn on the switch for Connect via parent proxy
  • Edit and set parent proxy as 10.199.212.2 and 8080 as port
  • Turn on the switch for Custom TCP/http header
  • Edit Custom TCP/http headers
  •  URL/host: datareset.mtnonline.com
  • Request method: CONNECT
  • Injection method: Normal
  • Tick keep-alive and user-agent
  • Press Generate and Validate and Save.
  • Save all settings and Connect

    This works without data or Airtime 0.0k on your MTN line and it is capped. It is capped around 50Mb to 100Mb daily. It renews daily.
    If it stops, simply open the Combo app again and change URL/host to smartapp.mtnnigeria.net:8080
    If you are an mpulse user and you have mpulse data, then open the Combo app again and change the URL/host to mtn.pass.ng.

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