Murdoch launches bid to battle fake news

Murdoch launches bid to battle fake news

In a partnership with NY-based startup incubator Betaworks, James Murdoch’s holding company, Lupa Systems, is launching an accelerator to tackle fake news and foster a ’sustainable news ecosystem’. Murdoch is reportedly setting aside a seven-figure investment aimed at funding 10-20 startups. Last year, there were reports that Murdoch planned to invest $1 billion in a portfolio of media companies.

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Tethtibis Deseidhr
Tethtibis Deseidhr 3 weeks

I wonder how his bias will reflect in finding "fake news", which is often just "misleading headlines".

Paul C
Paul C 3 weeks

Here's some possible names: - Fix News - Not Fake News - We're Not Those Guys News - You Can Believe Us News - Would We Lie To You News

anthony
anthony 3 weeks

I can't see this being different than other news source. People are going to read or listen to news stories using their own pre-existing biases and prejudices and interpret information from them. One person's facts is another person's alternate facts and vice a versa. I know there's only one set of facts but that's how we roll these days. Even at Newsvoice people debate sources complaining at times that a certain source that's listed as left/right should be opposite. I don't see anything new here.

White mana matters
White mana matters 3 weeks

Hahaha ... Wait, you're being serious? Let me laugh harder: HAHAHA

America
America 3 weeks

Unbias news sources in times of turmoil/divided will sell. It gives the sane the voice they need. Good strategy un an otherwise unfilled market place. Hoping it works as intended.

Rational
Rational 3 weeks

I don't see any good coming from this.

Fin
Fin 3 weeks

How comical.. Start by patrolling ur own network

Gary Bea
Gary Bea 3 weeks

We already have the fix - it's called NewsVoice. We people can criticise the fake news where comments are disabled.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 3 weeks

Who watches the Watchmen?

🌀W_AS
🌀W_AS 3 weeks

James Murdoch invests in centralizing “fake news” by better management of the spin. “by just simply coordinating the dissemination of the “fake news” we lend it an incontrovertible presence of truth. It’s still fake as can be but it appears truthful.”

Free American
Free American 3 weeks

I just really can't see this being the soundest billion dollar investment.

AdamsAudiVlog
AdamsAudiVlog 3 weeks

I'd love be articulate and politically correct but FUCK this guy.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 3 weeks

newsvoice is hoping to get in on that

Craig
Craig 3 weeks

great, the fake news god is having fake news babies to combate fake news... like having a rabbit sire babies to combat rabbit infestation.

Azrily
Azrily 3 weeks

i hope they start off first by attacking click bait articles.

on the prowl
on the prowl 2 weeks

He should start by putting the "family business" order.

170K
170K 2 weeks

breaking news fake news to fight fake news

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