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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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Huawei P Smart 2020 and MatePad Pro unveiled in renders

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Huawei’s P Smart line already has its 2020 member planned. The phone has recently been certified with 3 cameras by TENAA and now some renders have come up which show us the possible look of the phone. Images also include the MatePad Pro tablet.

Regarding the design, it seems that P Smart 2020 will not present anything new. We still have the droplet notch, a glossy back cover, and the triple chamber configuration. Specifications will be a slight upgrade from 2019.

  • Kirin 810 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB internal storage
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Main Camera
  • 16MP front camera
  • 3,900 mAh battery

In addition to memory upgrades, P Smart is expected to bring improved cameras and the inclusion of an ultra-wide lens finally. If Huawei wants to avenge this mobile phone in the Portuguese market, it will have to compete with Samsung’s A line, which features very interesting equipment.

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MatePad Pro is a pseudo rival to the iPad

The MatePad Pro, also known as MediaPad M7, will be the brand’s next tablet. The tablet has varied colors, bringing some variety to the tablet market, which usually features equipment in black, blue and silver.

We also have a rear dual camera and a “hole” design on the screen, where is the front camera. The tablet comes with a USB-C port, biometric reader under the glass and a pen holder and keyboard case.

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However, this tablet will have the same problem as the rest of the market: the operating system. Although versatile Android is a limited system when it comes to productivity. The same cannot be said of the iPad which with the new iOS 13 represents a true piece of work technology.

As long as Android stays as it is, tablets will remain big phones. Huawei does not seem to include major applications or operating system changes to make its tablets more attractive, as Samsung, for example.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is not official yet, but it is already on sale in Spain!

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Over the past few weeks, there have been many reports that Xiaomi is preparing to launch another model of the popular Redmi Note 8. This new model will come under the name Redmi Note 8T and has some slight modifications when compared to the original model. .

Now, although not officially introduced by the brand, it is now available for purchase from a Spanish online store for just € 199.94 . I recall that the same smartphone was spotted last week at the Giztop online store with a price of € 179.10 .

It is important to note that in the case of the Spanish store, they are selling the global variant, unlike in Giztop. It is currently only available in gray. For those interested in the blue version, they will need to register with an email account to be notified when it becomes available.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Specifications

When compared to Redmi Note 8, this new model has only one new feature, support for NFC. Although it may seem like a minor implementation, it is a much desired tool today. Moreover, it maintains the specifications, which continue to offer excellent value for money.

  • 6.3 “inch Full HD + resolution LCD screen with drop notch
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory (expandable via microSD card)
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 2MP (ultra macro) + 2MP (depth)
  • 13 megapixel front camera
  • NFC
  • Back panel fingerprint reader
  • 4,000mAh battery with 18W quick charge support
  • Android 9, MIUI 10

Although far from being a smartphone that offers high performance, it can guarantee impressive user experience. In addition, their cameras have proven to be able to capture fantastic photographs.

Therefore, any of the models will be an excellent investment. In the case of the original model, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, you can buy it at Gearbest for € 180 , with the variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory will currently go on sale for € 208 .

If you are looking for a more powerful smartphone, you should consider the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, which is available for € 316 (6GB + 128GB).

It is important to note that in the case of the Spanish store, they are selling the global variant, unlike in Giztop. It is currently only available in gray. For those interested in the blue version, they will need to register with an email account to be notified when it becomes available.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Specifications

When compared to Redmi Note 8, this new model has only one new feature, support for NFC. Although it may seem like a minor implementation, it is a much desired tool today. Moreover, it maintains the specifications, which continue to offer excellent value for money.

  • 6.3 “inch Full HD + resolution LCD screen with drop notch
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory (expandable via microSD card)
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 2MP (ultra macro) + 2MP (depth)
  • 13 megapixel front camera
  • NFC
  • Back panel fingerprint reader
  • 4,000mAh battery with 18W quick charge support
  • Android 9, MIUI 10

Although far from being a smartphone that offers high performance, it can guarantee an impressive user experience. In addition, their cameras have proven to be able to capture fantastic photographs.

Therefore, any of the models will be an excellent investment. In the case of the original model, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, you can buy it at Gearbest for € 180 , with the variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory will currently go on sale for € 208 .

If you are looking for a more powerful smartphone, you should consider the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, which is available for € 316 (6GB + 128GB).

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