Facebook engagement on misleading posts more than triples since 2016

  • Engagement on Facebook posts from misleading websites spiked by 242% from the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of this year, according to a new report from the German Marshall Fund Digital.
  • Only 10 outlets, which researchers labeled as “False Content Producers” or “Manipulators,” were responsible for 62% of interactions.
  • Facebook in the past has been slammed by civil-rights leaders over the spread of misinformation on its platform.
  • Facebook’s attempts to moderate misinformation on its platform are coming into focus amid the US presidential election. 
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A new study has found that engagement from misleading websites on Facebook has more than tripled since the 2016 US presidential election.

The number of user interactions with articles from outlets considered “deceptive” increased by 242% from the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of this year, according to a study published Monday by

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Cornell’s First Science Communication and Public Engagement Minor Graduates Tackle Health, Racial and Medical Issues

Benjamin Fields ’20 and Serena Stern ’20 wrote to The Sun with how the science communication and public engagement minor has helped them in their post-Cornell endeavors.

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans do not believe the actual coronavirus death toll is as high as its official count. Scholars have suggested that COVID-19 health literacy is a serious and underestimated problem, making the importance of communicating science more prevalent than ever.

The science communication and public engagement minor was designed for science, technology, engineering and math majors who want to break the divide between scientists and the general public by translating complicated science concepts into more digestible terms — something that is particularly pertinent to a global pandemic.

Benjamin Fields ’20 and Serena Stern ’20 were the first two graduates to receive the science communication and public engagement minor. After graduating from Cornell, the two are now applying the skills they

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Xbox One Achieved Critical Acclaim, Big Engagement Numbers Ahead Of Xbox Series X Release

KEY POINTS

  • The Xbox One set several records for the year in terms of engagement and critical approval
  • Xbox Game Studios released 15 games this year, 10 of which are new titles
  • Microsoft is preparing to launch the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in November

With a little over a month to go before Microsoft unleashes its next-generation consoles to the world, the company took some time to celebrate the achievements of the current-generation Xbox One.

Prior to the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Nov. 10, Microsoft flexed some of the Xbox One’s achievements over the past year, particularly in terms of engagement with their target audience, GameSpot first reported. 

Aaron Greenberg, general manager of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, posted on the Xbox Wire that the company had a record-breaking year for games in the form of 15 Xbox Game Studio games

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Revel and NovuHealth Merge to Create Leading Technology Platform Company Focused on Healthcare Member Engagement

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Revel and NovuHealth, two of the nation’s leading healthcare consumer engagement, communications and technology companies, today announced a merger of the companies effective immediately. The merger establishes Revel and NovuHealth as the largest technology company focused on member engagement for healthcare’s most trusted organizations. NovuHealth CEO Steve Wigginton will serve as CEO, while Revel CEO Jeff Fritz will transition to an advisor to the CEO and the board of directors of the merged company.

“There is enormous pressure to motivate health actions as health plans, federal and state regulators, and consumers all look for new ways to engage with the healthcare system and impact outcomes,” said Steve Wigginton, CEO of NovuHealth. “Jeff and his team built Revel into a high-growth company that has been revolutionizing the healthcare action space. Now, combined with the deep industry and regulatory experience of NovuHealth, including market leading capabilities

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University of Utah Establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center as Lead for Innovation and Economic Engagement

President Ruth V. Watkins is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has formed the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, a centralized office that will drive the U’s expanding efforts for economic engagement for the greater Utah community. The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), to serve as a hub to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities. This effort formalizes the U’s commitment to increase its impact on Utah’s economy by catalyzing innovation.

As a crucial foundation for PIVOT Center, operations previously led by TVC will continue to assist the U’s faculty inventors in bringing their innovations to market by spearheading all aspects of invention management, patent prosecution, licensing, startup formation and support, equity management and early stage funding. The new office leverages these existing resources and will hire new staff to oversee economic

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