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Facebook’s fake news problem is not just a U.S. issue, it’s a global one

In the days following the U.S. election, social-media companies such as Facebook are facing accusations it spread fake news and other misinformation which influenced the electoral results. David Garrity joins BNN to discuss this “global problem.”

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Investopedia Article: Don’t Blame Big Data for Pollsters’ Failings (AAPL, GOOGL)

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg wrote, “All the dazzling technology, the big data and the sophisticated modeling that American newsrooms bring to the fundamentally human endeavor of presidential politics could not save American journalism from yet again being behind the story, behind the rest of the country.” But was mis-calling the election

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David Garrity on BNN: Facebook poised to benefit from bitter U.S. election battle

GVA Research’s David Garrity joins BNN to discuss why the divisive U.S. election could help Facebook and how it will aid the social media company in its quest for more targeted advertising. Read more in David’s Investopedia article on the subject: Who Benefits From Presidential Campaign Ads? Facebook (FB)

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GVA’s Garrity on Bloomberg Radio on Election Cybersecurity: Is It Hackable?

Taking Stock with Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research, on election cybersecurity and outdated voting machines: is the election hackable? Following the release by Wikileaks of confidential internal communications of the Democratic National Committee, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is weighing measures to enhance the security of the U.S.

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