Fascinating short documentary by AJ+ on Fake News: who generates them, what impact they have had, and most importatly who makes money from them.
AJ+ explores how fake news impacted the 2016 U.S. election and made some young people very rich. We traveled to Macedonia to shed light on how fake news producers there are preparing to cash in on the next U.S. elections and how social media platforms like Facebook are responding to the threat.
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin investigates facial recognition at the border, meets men struggling with addiction at a gaming rehab, looks into the harassment women face online, interviews current and former Facebook employees and travels to a Macedonian fake news farm. When big tech breaks things and asks questions later, it affects everyone. AJ+ looked into what’s broken and how to fix it.
|How the U.S. Government Labels Individuals as Terrorists|
|"It's a rebellion against the establishment."|
|"If people consumed news from multiple sources, [...] it would be much easier to tell the fake from the real."|
|The Anti-PowerPoint Party|
|“Parti.Vote is designed to make the US's representative government system more equitable.”|
|“A company headquartered in Toronto runs a successful affordable mobile phone service in the US.”|
|“Civilisation is a movement, and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbour.”|
|“Lighter, more affordable, personal rapid transit: self-driving bikes.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|Somebody Needs to Build a New Facebook Stat|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Bizarre Record Covers|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Artificial intelligence can detect your sexuality and politics just by looking at your face.”|