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The Cyberlaw Podcast: NewsGuard Takes on Fake News

The Cyberlaw Podcast: NewsGuard Takes on Fake News


Our interview is with two guys who overcame careers as legal professionals and newshounds to become serial entrepreneurs now trying to solve the “faux news” problem. Gordon Crovitz and Steve Brill co-founded NewsGuard to charge information websites on nine journalistic criteria—the use of, of all matters, real human beings in preference to

algorithms. By quitting the interview, I’ve confessed myself as a reluctant convert to the attempt. Despite NewsGuard’s treatment of Instapundit, Gordon Crovitz and I often read, however, which has no longer acquired a green check.

In the news, Klon Kitchen talks about the brand new cyber conflict with Russia: CyberCom’s takedown of the Russian troll farm at some point in the 2018 midterms. The Russians are surely feeling abused. They are using U.S. Assaults to justify pursuing “self-sustaining Internet,” they’ve sentenced Kaspersky Lab experts to lengthy jail terms for treason.

Gus Hurwitz, Klon, and Nick Weaver muse on the latest evidence that data intermediaries haven’t settled on an enterprise model. Amazon marketplace sellers can now remove what they deem counterfeit listings. Amazon has let the FTC field fake paid Amazon evaluations. And The Verge has a worrying article on the personal expense of using people to put in force Facebook’s content material guidelines. (The failure of Silicon Valley to get a handle on this hassle is, of direction, the key to NewsGuard’s business model.)

Finally, to give me an excuse to link to this Dr. Strangelove clip, Gus tells us that our prosthetic hands are no longer safe from IoT hacking.

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Elizabeth Coleman

I am a lawyer by profession and a blogger by passion. I started blogging to express my views on various issues.The blog has now become one of my passions. After seeing so many of my friends and colleagues using blogs for their business purposes, I decided to share my views through my blog.I love reading other people's blogs. I am trying to write one every day, and sometimes when I have time I write two or three posts per day.