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Jimmy Wales Wikipedia

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on online toxicity, Musk, and the battle for internet accuracy

21.11.22|James Spiro
“I sent Musk an email offering help, I am happy to give him some thoughts,” Wales told CTech.
קורונה ברלין גרמניה שוטרים אוכפים את הסגר ערב  השנה החדשה 2021

Tech Trends: Five reasons why 2021 will be as least as bad as 2020

02.01.21|Omer Kabir
Tech companies will grow stronger, computer systems will continue to leak private data, and elections are still at risk of manipulation
בנימין נתניהו מקבל חיסון חיסונים שיבא תל השומר 2

No tracking chips in the vaccine: Facebook removes four Hebrew groups spreading misinformation

Justice Ministry battling attempts to mislead the public with 'Fake News' about sinister motives behind the national innoculation effort
השחקנית אמה קורין בתור הנסיכה דיאנה בסדרה הכתר

Do showrunners have an obligation to historic accuracy?

28.11.20|Dov Greenbaum
Popular culture is shaping people's perception of the real world, but Hollywood often plays fast and loose when combining fact and fiction
בנימין נתניהו הפגנה ב בלפור השבוע

False Flag? Facebook says it deleted fake profiles calling to harm Israel's prime minister

Social media giant’s Israel office says profiles inciting against Benjamin Netanyahu, comparing him to Hitler were fabricated

Without room for greys, the global infodemic spreads faster than Covid-19

31.07.20|Dov Greenbaum
As opposing opinions on any subject, including the pandemic, are pitted against each other in a zero-sum death match, can the common citizenry correctly distinguish between true and unverified health-related information?
בנימין נתניהו הפגנה ב בלפור השבוע

Facebook says profile that called for Netanyahu to be murdered was fake

30.07.20|Omer Kabir
A threatening comment against the Israeli prime minister was posted on a night when protestors calling Netanyahu to resign were injured in Tel Aviv in violent clashes with right-wing activists who were allegedly armed with clubs, glass bottles, and knives
בית חולים שדה לטיפול ב חולי קורונה ב איטליה

The War on Coronavirus Brings With it a Dangerous Fog

17.04.20|Dov Greenbaum
With nothing else to report on, mainstream media, social media, and fringe media are all inundating the public with so much conflicting information that they are all actively contributing to confusion and even false hopes regarding the pandemic
Jessica Zucker   ג'סיקה זאקר מנהלת מדיניות מוצר ב פייסבוק העולמית אירוע בת"א 27.1.20

Facebook Will Not Restrict Political Lies Ahead of Israel's March Election

27.01.20|Omer Kabir
In a Tel Aviv meeting with local journalists, Facebook executives said the company considers fact-checking political statements to be a form of censorship
פסלי גלובוס הזהב Golden Globe statuettes

Will AI Ever Win a Golden Globe?

17.01.20|Dov Greenbaum
While artificial intelligence can write anything from code to screenplays and fake news, it seems only humans can be considered authors. Thus, they are also the only ones held liable for spreading misleading false content
אישה קניות סמארטפון

The Tech Sector's 10 Biggest Challenges in the New Decade

06.01.20|Omer Kabir
From regaining the public’s trust and addressing the privacy crisis, to making digital coins viable, Calcalist reporter Omer Kabir outlines the most pressing issues faced by the global tech industry
פנאי סרט מלחמת הכוכבים עלייתו של סקייווקר

China, Russia, and the Galactic Empire All Have One Thing in Common: Internet Censorship

31.12.19|Dov Greenbaum
Rather than deposing dictatorships, the internet, through fake news on one hand and legal censorship on the other, now seems to empower them
דונלנד טראמפ נשיא ארה"ב ביקור בצי

Israeli Hackers Unveil Fake News Network Designed to Push Trump Merch

25.12.19|Omer Kabir
A network of dozens of websites continuously published fake news stories for years to target Trump supporters for ads pushing Trump hats, posters, and coins bearing Trump’s portrait
סריקה פנים וידאו

Deepfakes Are Good for More Than Just Manipulating Voters

17.09.19|Dov Greenbaum
With Israel's general election taking place Tuesday, researcher Dov Greenbaum outlines the dangers, consequences, and potential legitimate uses of deepfakes
שריל סנדברג סמנכלית התפעול של פייסבוק בביקור בישראל

Facebook Must Win Public’s Trust Ahead of Israeli Election, Says Sheryl Sandberg

14.08.19|Omer Kabir
Facebook’s chief operating officer launched the company’s new Playground hub in Tel Aviv Wednesday
ירון גלאי אאוטבריין

Outbrain Asks Israeli Elections Committee to Keep an Eye on Facebook and Google

14.08.19|Zvi Zerahia
Public trust in online or media-generated information is vastly more important than profit, said Outbrain CEO Yaron Galai
משרדי חברת פרונטסטורי

Canada's Fake News Takes a Detour Through Tel Aviv

17.06.19|Omer Kabir
An Israeli company recently tied to a fake news smear attempt in Canada has admitted a connection to the perpetrator—but rejected all responsibility
פייק ניוז ישראל Archimedes Group

These Are the People Behind a Coordinated Fake News Campaign Targeting African Countries

20.05.19|Omer Kabir
Calcalist has obtained the identities of executives at Archimedes Group, the company behind a recently uncovered Israeli fake social media network focused on Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger, and Tunisia
פייק ניוז ישראל Archimedes Group

A Network of Fake Facebook Accounts Originating in Israel Attempted to Influence Global Politics

16.05.19|Omer Kabir
Facebook removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts involved in a coordinated effort to influence public opinion in countries such as Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger, and Tunisia
דונלד טראמפ ב בית הלבן 10.10.18

Forget April Fools—Today Is Fake News Day

01.04.19|Dov Greenbaum
There is nothing new about fake news, but the internet and social media services significantly increase the speed of its creation and its reach