Misinformation on Facebook is three times more popular than it was during the 2016 election, according to new research



Mark Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie: Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


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Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

  • Engagement on Facebook posts from misleading websites has spiked by 242 percent from 3Q of 2016 to 3Q of 2020, according to a new report from 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 for inadequately handling the spread of misinformation on its platform.
  • Facebook’s attempts to moderate misinformation on the platform come into focus ahead of the US presidential election. 
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Engagement from misleading websites on Facebook has tripled since the 2016 US presidential election.

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Warzone’ overtakes ‘Fortnite’ as most popular free-to-play game in survey of 9,800 teens

Move over “Fortnite,” Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) “Call of Duty: Warzone” is now the most played free-to-play game among teens, according to a new Piper Sandler survey. The Taking Stock with Teens survey, which draws its conclusions from 9,800 teen respondents in the U.S., found that interest in “Fortnite” has fallen slightly, while “Call of Duty” has skyrocketed.

The news is sure to be welcome for Activision Blizzard, which blew away analysts’ expectations in its Q2 2020 earnings report on the strength of “Call of Duty’s” performance.

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Epic Games, the developer and publisher of “Fortnite,” meanwhile is also contending with what could be a lengthy legal battle with Apple (AAPL) over commission fees the iPhone maker collects on sales made through apps downloaded through its App Store.

'Call of Duty: Warzone' is now more popular among teens than 'Fortnite,' according to a new survey by Piper Sandler. (Image: Activision Blizzard)
‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ is now more popular among teens than ‘Fortnite,’ according to a new survey by Piper Sandler. (Image:
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Apple lovers alert! iPhone is the most popular pre-owned smartphone brand in India



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India, as a smartphone market, is one of the last bastions of growth available for smartphone OEMs as market saturation is below 50% for smartphone ownership while internet penetration for 91% of the states is below 50% as well, as per Statista. The overall demand for pre-owned phones has jumped by 61% and supply has increased by 76% during the period of lockdown 1 and post the unlock while demand has jumped by 44% post unlock vs pre-COVID lockdown period, as per OLX.

With over 500mn internet and smartphone users, India now has about half the population accessing the internet. With 700mn users yet to be connected, smartphones, especially pre-owned ones will play an important role in driving India’s internet population to over a billion in the coming years.

In order to further understand the consumer behaviour towards pre-owned phones during COVID19, OLX for the

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3 Popular Robinhood Stocks That May Go Bankrupt

A wild year of volatility for equities has brought investors of all sorts out of the woodwork. Although the ferocity of the first-quarter decline was a bit unnerving for all, it provided one heck of an opportunity for long-term investors to put their money to work in high-quality businesses.

The same can’t be said for short-term traders, or those chasing whatever happens to be this week’s or month’s hot stock on Wall Street. A quick glance at the investment activity by members of online investing app Robinhood confirms that some awful companies are being purchased.

Robinhood has been particularly successful at courting young and/or novice investors; the average age of its members is 31. Don’t get me wrong — it’s fantastic to see young people starting early and putting their money to work in the stock market. However, Robinhood is failing to provide the tools or education necessary for these

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Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app TikTok

The ruling followed an emergency hearing Sunday morning in which lawyers for TikTok argued that the administration’s app-store ban would infringe on First Amendment rights and do irreparable harm to the business.

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump declared that TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, was a threat to national security and that it must either sell its U.S. operations to American companies or be barred from the country.

TikTok is still scrambling to firm up a deal tentatively struck a week ago in which it would partner with Oracle, a huge database-software company, and Walmart in an effort to win the blessing of both the Chinese and American governments. In the meantime, it is fighting to keep the app available in the U.S.

TikTok said in a statement that it was pleased with the court ruling and continues to work to turn its deal proposal into an actual

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Which RPA Software Are The Most Popular With Users?

  • UiPath RPA Platform, JIFFY.ai and Automation Anywhere are the highest-rated RPA software by their users according to SoftwareReview’s Robotic Process Automation (RPOA) Data Quadrant Report.
  • RPA software users are also dissatisfied with how their vendors overpromise and under deliver, with this category receiving the lowest aggregate score of 77% and finding only two vendors above that score.
  • Native AI, Sentiment Analysis and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) are the three technology areas RPA providers most struggle with, earning the lowest aggregate scores in the survey. 

These and many other fascinating insights are from SoftwareReview’s latest customer rankings published today in their two reports, the Data Quadrant Report, Robotic Process Automation, September 2020 and the Emotional Footprint Report, Robotic Process Automation, August 2020. Both reports are downloadable from the SoftwareReview’s Robotic Process Automation report page here.   

The Emotional Footprint Report, Robotic Process Automation, August 2020, is based entirely on attitudinal

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GoPro Hero9 Black Review: A Popular Action Camera Gets More Powerful

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The GoPro Hero9 Black has an upgraded sensor that lets it shoot 5K video and 20-megapixel photos. It also has a larger battery and a front LCD to preview what you’re shooting.

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  • The Hero9 Black is GoPro’s newest flagship camera, capable of shooting videos up to 5K and photos up to 20 megapixels.
  • The resolution increase was made possible with a new 23.6-megapixel sensor — the first upgrade since 2012.
  • The Hero9 also has a bigger battery than its predecessors and a new color LCD on the front for previewing your shots.
  • GoPro also enhanced a few existing features while adding some new ones that improve the shooting experience.
  • In our tests, we found the increased resolution notable in videos and photos, and the battery provided almost 30 more minutes of
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Popular PC Maker Has Opinions About Nvidia’s New RTX 30 Design

Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition graphics card ditches the “reference” style, single blower-style fan for a push/pull cooling solution. That much you already know. What you may find fascinating is that without any kind of thermal solution directly attached, a GPU like this would reach in excess of 750 degrees Celsius — about 100 degrees hotter than the melting point of aluminum.

So, cooling: it’s kind of important!

You may also find it interesting that a GPU’s cooling design can directly impact the types of systems or options your favorite PC builds like Origin, Alienware, Maingear and Falcon Northwest might offer.

In fact, Kelt Reeves of Falcon Northwest — the company largely responsible for the birth of gaming PCs — is an outspoken perfectionist when it comes to what he’ll allow in his systems. Of course,

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