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Subject: Firefox browser maker Mozilla is taking on fake news
From: AnonUser
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Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 01:54 UTC
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Subject: Firefox browser maker Mozilla is taking on fake news
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Remember when a web browser's mission was to display and format content from a web server?

"The company sees misinformation as counter to what it says is its central mission — making the Internet a global public resource. For the web to be a healthy place for users, it can't be polluted by misinformation"

http://uk.businessinsider.com/mozilla-new-initiative-counter-fake-news-2017-8?r=US&IR=T

    Caroline Cakebread
    Aug. 9, 2017, 3:00 PM  Mozilla, the company that spurred innovation on the web with its Firefox browser, now hopes to help solve the fake news problem. The company is launching a new program to tackle the issue. Dubbed the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative (MITI), the project is aimed at bringing together companies and interest groups from around the web to better understand the fake news problem and figure out what, if anything, can be done to fix it. "We believe that having more eyes and brains on anything usually makes it better," said Katharina Borchert, Mozilla’s chief innovation officer. For Mozilla, taking on fake news isn't a sideshow from its software projects. The company sees misinformation as counter to what it says is its central mission — making the Internet a global public resource. For the web to be a healthy place for users, it can't be polluted by misinformation, Borchert said. "If we don’t manage to lessen the mental burden on people constantly worrying if information is trustworthy, it lessens the value of the open web for everyone who participates, and poses a lot of problems downstream," she said.

Related to the new project, Mozilla will soon be releasing a report on how misinformation affects online users. The company's researchers examined the news consumption habits of a subset of Firefox users — with their permission — during the period leading up to and after the 2016 election. The resulting study will discuss how many new fake websites popped up, how much fake news was consumed, and how that fake coverage affected people's behavior. Mozilla is encouraging other companies to look back at their own user data, so that all involved can get a better understanding of the issue. Borchert knows there is no “silver bullet” that everyone can implement but hopes that through the new initiative, companies might be able to at least agree on a single body of research. She's hoping they can agree on questions and methodology they can use to study the issue.  "The more we know about the topic and what people actually look at and how are they affected by that, the better we can design interventions for them," said Borchert. The MITI project won't just be studying the fake news problem. For example, as part of the initiative, Mozilla will be doubling down its work on existing products like Coral, which is an open source program designed to help newsrooms to better manage online discussions.

Mozilla will also be trying to come up with ways to illustrate how fake news affects people and plays on their emotions. Among the possibilities they're considering: a virtual reality experience and some kind of art installation. Posted on RetroBBS II




Subject: Re: Firefox browser maker Mozilla is taking on fake news
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The more we know about the topic and what people actually look at and how are they affected by that, the better we can design interventions for them

wtf does "interventions" mean ? to me smells like the same boring censorship discussion again...
"We know better what is good for you than you yourself. Therefore we will impose our view of the world on you so that you become like us". Boring ! Posted on def4.i2p


Subject: Re: Firefox browser maker Mozilla is taking on fake news
From: AnonUser
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anon wrote:

The more we know about the topic and what people actually look at and how
are they affected by that, the better we can design interventions for them

wtf does "interventions" mean ? to me smells like the same boring censorship
discussion again...
"We know better what is good for you than you yourself. Therefore we will
impose our view of the world on you so that you become like us". Boring ! Exactly how I see it also.

I feel like I'm in a waiting room, reading a magazine, and some guy sits next to me, talking to me like I'm a child, and points out what I should and should not be reading.

How does the author of a web browser feel it's their place to filter information? It's ridiculous.



Posted on Rocksolid Light.




Subject: Re: Firefox browser maker Mozilla is taking on fake news
From: AnonUser
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anon wrote:

The more we know about the topic and what people actually look at and how
are they affected by that, the better we can design interventions for them

wtf does "interventions" mean ? to me smells like the same boring censorship
discussion again...
"We know better what is good for you than you yourself. Therefore we will
impose our view of the world on you so that you become like us". Boring ! I see what you're saying about the word "interventions". It's actually quite offensive that it's presented that way, but it clearly does show intention.

I and a majority of people don't need an IT company to set us straight. Posted on Rocksolid Light.




Subject: Re: Firefox browser maker Mozilla is taking on fake news
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but it clearly does show intention.

oh yes, and i suspect that was not the intention.
the next version will read "hint" or "correction".

Posted on def4.i2p


Subject: Re: Firefox browser maker Mozilla is taking on fake news
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private telemetry~ privacy and torbb go down the drain~ censorship skyrockets~

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