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The BBC is hosting a Beyond Fake News Conference in Abuja today. @dayoaiyetan and I have just been on BBC Radio, interviewed by @MayeniJones. Mr Aiyetan is the Executive Director, International Center for Investigative Reporting. #BeyondFakeNews
Vice President @ProfOsinbajo will be delivering a Keynote Address at the BBC #BeyondFakeNews Conference.
The BBC #BeyondFakeNews Conference. @GarShehu @MoghaluKingsley @oluremisonaiya @ProfOsinbajo in attendance.
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The BBC is running a 'fake news week'. To mark the occasion, I thought I'd do a thread. 'Fake news' is a very unhelpful term, which describes at least three different problems, which have three different solutions. #Thread
There is monetised fabrication. People knowingly pumping out rubbish ('The Pope supports Trump') because it's a way of making money through Facebook / Google's ad-revenue model. My colleague @carljackmiller covered it brilliantly here for @BBCClick…
This is driven in part by programmatic advertising: ad-tech follow USERS around, and advertise on sites they visit, irrespective of how truthful it is. This is where tech solutions CAN work - ie de-rank / de-monetise etc. Some evidence that's working too.…
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