Tag Archive for ‘The New York Post’

Facebook and ‘Fact Checkers’ ➝

John Stossel, writing in the New York Post:

Recently, I sued [Facebook] because they defamed me. They, along with one of their “fact-checkers,” a group called Science Feedback, lied about me and continue to lie about me.

Now Facebook has responded to my lawsuit in court.

Amazingly, their lawyers now claim that Facebook’s “fact-checks” are merely “opinion” and therefore immune from defamation.

So Facebook has admitted that they are citing opinion articles for their “fact checks”. But it gets worse when you consider that Facebook is the one applying the labels:

Facebook’s warning was created by Facebook and posted in Facebook’s voice.

As Facebook’s own website says: “We … apply a warning label …”

I brought Facebook’s defamation to their attention a year ago, and they did nothing to correct it.

I did not want to sue Facebook. I hate lawsuits. But after they defamed me, I felt I had no choice.

The whole idea of social media companies applying “fact checking” to posts always felt like a terrible idea. And if cases like this are successful, it’s really going to bite them in the end.

➝ Source: nypost.com

The ‘Unlawful Agreement’ Between Google and Facebook ➝

Nicolas Vega, writing for the New York Post:

That’s when Google approached Facebook about abandoning header bidding. In exchange, Google allegedly lowered Facebook’s transaction fees to between 5 and 10 percent, well below the 20 percent it charged others.

Facebook was also able to send its bids directly to Google’s ads server, rather than through an exchange, according to the report.

The search giant also kept Facebook abreast of which ad opportunities were the result of bot activity, helping the social network avoid wasting its money on useless impressions. Google denied the same information to other auction participants, the report said.

This is a good example of why splitting up a company like Facebook wouldn’t accomplish anything. We need to stop using their services and make them irrelevant.

➝ Source: nypost.com

‘79% of People Who Signed up for a Trial Are Still Using the Service’ ➝

Apple responds to a recent survey that claimed nearly half of Apple Music users have stopped using the service.

Apple Reportedly Moving Forward with Streaming TV Service ➝

Claire Atkinson, reporting for the New York Post:

The Cupertino, Calif., tech firm is making broadcast networks the centerpiece of its cable-killer TV app — and talks with all four networks are rapidly gaining momentum, The Post has learned.

“The platform is ready and it rocks,” said one source.

Atkinson’s sources also say that Apple has enlisted the help of the major networks to obtain streaming rights from the local TV affiliates. And, Apple is hoping to have it ready for launch as early as late fall.

I can’t wait to see what this service looks like. And as long as they can keep the price low, I might be a buyer.