From TechCrunch: Fake news is an existential crisis for social media 

 Every gun outrage in America is now routinely followed by a flood of Russian-linked Twitter bot activity. Exacerbating social division is the name of this game. And it’s playing out all over social media continually, not just around electio…

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From TechCrunch: Fake news is an existential crisis for social media 

 Every gun outrage in America is now routinely followed by a flood of Russian-linked Twitter bot activity. Exacerbating social division is the name of this game. And it’s playing out all over social media continually, not just around electio…

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From BetaNews: IT leaders struggle to deliver cost transparency

A new survey by London-based Coeus Consulting reveals that 88 percent of respondents are unable to demonstrate cost transparency to the rest of the organization. Those that can, however, are best positioned to deliver business agility for digital trans…

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From TechCrunch: Twitter accused of dodging Brexit botnet questions again

 Once again Twitter stands accused of dodging questions from a parliamentary committee that’s investigating Russian bot activity during the UK’s 2016 Brexit referendum.   Read More

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From Engadget RSS Feed: The UK Prime Minister is creating an anti-fake news squad

In its most benign form, fake news can simply be clickbait designed to get eyes on banner ads. In other instances — the one’s governments are primarily concerning themselves with — it’s propaganda designed to invoke outrage and sway public opinion…

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From VentureBeat: Facebook expands probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit referendum

(Reuters) — Facebook said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership. Some British lawmakers had complained that the world’s largest social media network had done only a limited search for evidence […]

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From TechCrunch: Writer Tobias Stone talks about the history of the future

Tobias Stone blew up Medium in 2016 with is post about Trump and Brexit. The trained historian, philosopher, and (full disclosure) husband of TechCrunch’s amazing Leslie Hitchcock, took the lessons of the past and extrapolated what we can expect …

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From TechCrunch: Twitter says Russians spent ~$1k on six Brexit-related ads

 Twitter has disclosed that Russian-backed accounts spent $1,031.99 to buy six Brexit-related ads on its platform during last year’s European Union referendum vote. Read More

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From VentureBeat: While the U.K. remains Europe’s clear startup leader, panic and pessimism over Brexit is growing

There may have been no constituency more opposed to Brexit than Britain’s booming startup community. In the 18 months since the shocking vote to leave the European Union, it’s those entrepreneurs who continue to fret the most. But here’s some good news, at least for the moment. While Brexit certainly won’t help London’s startup scene, […]

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From VentureBeat: How a startup and funding boom is having a seismic impact on Europe’s economy

A sweeping new report about European startups from venture firm Atomico paints a picture of a cross-border ecosystem that is brimming with confidence and having a transformative effect on the continent’s workforce. “The State of European Tech 2017,” the third annual data set Atomico has compiled, was released today at the Slush tech conference in Helsinki, […]

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