Las Vegas shooting exposes tenacity of fake news on Google and Facebook

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Social media plays a key role in the Vegas tragedy, as well. And it's in this lending of legitimacy that we see the problem that runs underneath almost all discussions of fake news and the like: In relying on algorithms and other computer-only methods to tell people what's news or not, both Google and Facebook have opened themselves up to highlighting "news sites" that would never pass muster if a human being were involved in the vetting process.

In the wake of Las Vegas shooting attack which killed 58 and injured 527, online platforms such as Facebook and Google are the go-to places to find more information and updated news.

Before any official statements had been issued amid the chaos on the ground, amateur private investigators on the notorious troll website 4Chan misidentified the shooter as Geary Danley. More recently, The Verge reported on a Facebook redesign of the Trending News page, sharing an explanation from Facebook about how the stories are chosen. These people sharing their thoughts on social media. But it disbanded the group and instituted an automated process a year ago, after reports surfaced that the editors were suppressing conservative news sites. The report said that there were many articles shared where a comedian was pointed fingers at.

The 4chan search result was only appearing for queries that included the name [geary danley] but did not appear for general queries related to the shooting, according to a spokesperson. It is a very risky website, as a single misinformation regarding Steve Job's heart attack in 2008, made Apple suffer a loss of billions of dollars in stock value, Siliconbeat reported. But before authorities named the 64-year-old Nevada man, some on the far right falsely identified the man behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history as Geary Danley. The connection, it seems, was made because the police were looking for a woman named Marilou Danley, who is reportedly the partner of Paddock. In order to save face, Google has responded to the issue, saying that the problem is in the algorithm. "This should not have appeared for any queries, and we'll continue to make algorithmic improvements to prevent this from happening in the future".

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A rush to quicker judgment might be a hallmark of the 24-hour cable news cycle or online reporting in general, but marketers do not want their ads appearing next to fake or otherwise inflammatory news, as that lack of credibility can be infectious and extend to the brand. Amateur internet sleuths connected her name with Geary Danley's and jumped to conclusions.

"Twitter said it has also taken measures to not to relay content that does not comply with our rules of operation".

Facebook said its security staff had seen the post and removed it.

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