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Google’s latest tool to help journalists spot fake images

“We observed an evolution in how disinformation was being used to manipulate elections, wage war and disrupt civil society,” Jared Cohen, Jigsaw’s chief executive, wrote in a blog post about Assembler. “But as the tactics of disinformation were evolving, so too were the technologies used to detect and ultimately stop …

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Former Google unit’s latest tool to help journalists spot fake images

“We observed an evolution in how disinformation was being used to manipulate elections, wage war and disrupt civil society,” Jared Cohen, Jigsaw’s chief executive, wrote in a blog post about Assembler. “But as the tactics of disinformation were evolving, so too were the technologies used to detect and ultimately stop …

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Why Tesla’s share price has jumped 36 per cent in two days

Here’s what’s happening Why are investors so enthusiastic about Tesla? To the bulls, Tesla is positioned for greatness now that it has recovered from a rocky start to 2019. After burning through $US1.1 billion ($1.6 billion) in the first half of last year as it struggled with the production and …

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New York Stock Exchange owner bids to buy eBay in $45b deal, WSJ says

On Tuesday, activist shareholder Starboard Value piled more pressure on the company to sell the classifieds business, saying eBay had not made enough progress to improve shareholder value. “To achieve the optimal outcome, we believe classifieds must be separated, and a more comprehensive and aggressive operating plan must be put …

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Orocobre gains 10.5pc as UK flags ban on fuel cars by 2035

Bapcor shares are surging today after it Morgans increased its rating to ”add” with a target price of $6.90.  Shares are up 5.3 per cent today to $6.79.  Morgans actually has the lowest target price of seven analysts that cover the stock, and all of them have a ”buy” rating …

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8@eight: ASX set to rise as global markets rally

The strength in US tech pushed the NASDAQ towards fresh record highs. A notable mention: Tesla shares continue to surge, breaking through the $US900 mark last night. It’s share price has almost quadrupled since the lows it hit in August last year. 3. China throws kitchen sink at its markets: …

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On fake news, social giants need to do better or get out of the way

“Our work to combat misinformation on Facebook is focused on removing content and accounts that violate our policies, reducing the distribution of misleading content, and informing people when they do come across misleading content.” Unfortunately, the majority of misinformation I have seen has not come from news sources, and therefore …

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Lawyer X inquiry LIVE: Nicola Gobbo gives evidence at royal commission

Let’s have a look at the impact of Ms Gobb’s informing. Her dual role has already had consequences. Last July, a gangland getaway driver who’d been in jail more than a decade walked free after his murder conviction was quashed. It was the first case the courts found to be …

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Second Qantas flight set to be dispatched to Wuhan

“We are also working with the New Zealand Government to access seats on their plane, subject to availability,” Mr Morrison confirmed on Tuesday morning. Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Australia would continue to prioritise the departure of the most vulnerable and isolated Australians. “This includes the young, particularly infants, and …

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Coronavirus, fires will cause ‘significant’ hit to Victoria’s economy

Loading “But I think actually more significantly [the impact] will be in and around Melbourne, which is where the majority of Chinese tourists come, stay and spend their money. “It will be undoubtedly significant.” The Australian economy has been savaged in recent months with the bushfires prompting international tourists to …

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