Skip to comments.Mozilla rolls out new initiative to fight 'fake news'
Posted on 08/12/2017 5:33:00 AM PDT by Pollard
Mozilla is joining the fight against "fake news" with a new initiative designed to combat the spread of misinformation on the Internet, the company announced Wednesday.
In a post on its blog, the company said it is launching the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, a four-pronged project that focuses on product, literacy, research and creative interventions.
Through the initiative, Mozilla plans to forge partnerships to develop technology combatting misinformation, invest in web literacy programs to address misinformation, research the impact misinformation has on a person's online experiences, and fund technologists who are fighting misinformation.
From the horses mouth. https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/08/08/mozilla-information-trust-initiative-building-movement-fight-misinformation-online/
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
I found brave to be a little slow. Just installed Pale Moon last night and it's fast. Both have the refresh button on the left and I'm used to it on the right with firefox. Then of course there's Opera which has been around forever but it's slow for me. I run Ubuntu, not windows so ymmv.
Time to abandon mozilla.
Need a new mail client other than Thunderbird, too.
vivaldi is a very good browser ...
Where were these Bold Defenders of the Constitution the past 8 years?
firefox is suppose to be protective of the user, not selective of what we can see nor blocking our access to sites based on their “models” for what is true or not true...bad bad news...someone has their leadership in the cross hairs with intimidating pics too !
Through the initiative, Mozilla plans to forge partnerships to develop technology combatting misinformation . . .
So IOW, no more quotes or info from the DNC, Clintons, Obamas, slimes, compost, rooters, et al
That’s EZ enough even for the fascists at mozilla
I remember how Mozilla treated its cofounder when he went off the libdiot reservation by giving money to the pro-heterosexual marriage campaign in California. If Mozilla is fighting ‘fake news’ it is most likely to be censoring from left to right, giving the benefit of the doubt to the former and withholding it from the latter.
I’ve used Brave for many months and it’s the best browser I’ve ever used.
It updates often, so if yours is slow make sure you have the latest version. Mine updated last week and is smoking fast.
Thanks for posting the links on Brave and Pale Moon. I looked into switching and downloaded Brave. I found the above article helpful.
I removed all Mozilla products from my computer, when they fired their new CEO, just because he once opposed same-sex marriage. Are the Gaystapo still controlling that company?
The company who quickly fired their CEO when it was found out he’d donated to an anti-gay-marriage campaign years before wants to combat “fake news”. I’m sure there won’t be any bias here /sarc
Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire
Those like Google, Facebook, Mozilla et al CANNOT EVER play both roles of (1) neutral, unbiased gatekeepers and (2) biased not neutral “protectors of the truth”.
Any “techies” thinking THEY can identify “fake news” and/or “misinformation” have to follow the mold of Snopes, as OUTSIDERS to those places where folks go to get information, which is search engines and major social media sites.
The Google, Mozilla, Facebook supposed “good intentions” can ONLY become something akin to the information trimming, redacting, limiting, rewriting, deleting information machine run by Big Brother in Orwell’s 1984.
It appears we'll have to wait quite awhile for the results of this study. Darn, I was so looking forward to it.
Hmm... I don’t use Mozilla, but I see the icon down there in the corner of my screen. I wonder how it got there.
Come to think of it, I am in a bit of a quandary for browsers. I have Google Chrome for when I have difficulties on some sites with Microsoft Edge. Even though the computer has Edge as the default, I can bring up Explorer with some difficult (it’s hidden in Windows 10).
Maybe I can install Safari?
I’m not keen on using some start-up browser. I doubt they would help with some of the sites I need to use.
That man created the Brave browser.
Which is why I downloaded it, tried it, loved it and never looked back.
Excellent browser and improving all the time.
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