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STRATCOMCOE talks “Communication Risk”

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Rīga-based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOMCOE) has another in its series of online conversations taking place this week. This time the topic is  “Communication Risk” with Prof. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford), Dr. Rod Lamberts (Deputy Director, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science) and Mr. Ben Heap (Senior Expert, NATO StratCom COE). “During a crisis, people want to take…

Twitter tells staff to work from home due to coronavirus

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Twitter has told its employees to work from home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. In a blog post, the social media giant said it was mandatory for staff in Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea to work remotely. The company also said it was “strongly encouraging” all of its 5,000 employees around the world to not come into work. It comes a day after the firm banned…

Twitter is testing a new feature

Friday, February 21, 2020

Twitter is testing a new feature to combat misinformation and fake news on its platform ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Orange and red badges would appear underneath posts shared by politicians and public figures that are deemed ‘Harmfully Misleading’, according to NBC. Fact-checkers and journalists verified on Twitter will be tasked with the responsibility of providing the correct information, which will be placed below the badge. Twitter is also allowing users…

Man Jailed After Designing Missiles for ISIS

Saturday, June 8, 2019

A rural NSW electrician has been jailed for at least six years and nine months after he designed missiles for the terrorist group ISIS. Haisem Zahab pleaded guilty in 2018 to knowingly providing support or resources to a terrorist organisation after working on a laser warning receiver, rockets and a rocket guidance method for ISIS from 2014. The 44-year-old, from the NSW town of Young, also admitted he failed to…

Facebook, Twitter and Google do not combat fake news as promised

Friday, March 1, 2019

Google search engine, and social networks Facebook and Twitter, do not fulfil their previously made promises to combat fake news, as stated in European Commission’s announcement. Opposite to the made agreement, Facebook has yet to provide results of an investigation of misleading advertisements. Google representatives have failed to explain what has been done to prevent disinformation. Twitter has not provided results in the subject regarding advertisement publishing control. Resources have…