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Could Google Image Search Help Fight Fake News On Social Media?

By Forbes

Could we fight fake news by reconnecting shared images to their origins, using automatic reverse image search to add context to all imagery that summarizes it based on how it has been captioned acrRead full story

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  • I think this is a creative effort to make all kinds of outlets online remain accountable for the images they share and the context they share them. While reading news can be an interactive activity and it is wildly convenient to go on one multidisciplinary app or website for our daily doses of screen time; I disagree with solely using social media as our source for news, as many people are becoming accustomed to. We are phasing out traditional methods of reporting news for monetary gain, sacrificing

    I think this is a creative effort to make all kinds of outlets online remain accountable for the images they share and the context they share them. While reading news can be an interactive activity and it is wildly convenient to go on one multidisciplinary app or website for our daily doses of screen time; I disagree with solely using social media as our source for news, as many people are becoming accustomed to. We are phasing out traditional methods of reporting news for monetary gain, sacrificing it all to technological convenience - but to what moral end? There is no more “watch dog” for the people, which is the very noble ideal that news reporting was founded on. “Fake News” is a symptom of this and I feel it will not be remedied so easily.

  • Google Image Search can be a good tool to reduce old news, but won’t stop bad actors to spread fake news. We need to tackle fake news similar to how we fight against cyberattacks.

  • It could help — but won’t fix the financial incentives many of these companies have by spreading fake news. Many will do whatever necessary to boost engagement and time spent on the service. The incentives are simply misaligned: do the right thing for society or the right thing for shareholders? Classic conundrum without a clear resolution in sight.

  • The answer is a resounding, "yes.!" The real question is whether Google will allow it's image search (or any of their other technologies) to find fake news when it doesn't suit their political outlook. Every engagement in this topic overlooks he fact that the fakers take many ans varied shapes. And technology could be used for good to help people navigate by creating more clarity leaving the decisions with the end-user instead of leaving the editing decisions to biased reviewers or algorithms tweaked by biased programmers.

  • This is only applicable if the fake news has photos in it.

    And why do you need to check news if it is fake or not when you can get news from a reliable source - NewsPicks.

  • Fight the people that write the news, most of the talk around the water cooler are things they heard or seen of things in the news I shouldn’t have to research every story before I talk about,its not news anymore its gossip

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