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Facebook Fake News Fact-checkers Call it Quits

Two organizations hired by Facebook to check facts in news articles have pulled out of the deals. The Associated Press (AP) and Snopes are both being somewhat vague about exactly why they are stopping the work. While financial considerations may be ... the cause, third-party reports suggest the organizations were upset with the way Facebook handled their fact-checking operations. The two groups were among the most high-profile of what Facebook says is 34 organizations checking facts across 16 languages. According to the BBC, the AP and Snopes withdrawal means only two organizations in the US are ... (view more)

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Google to Hire 6,200 New Employees in 2011: Report

According to a recent report from the Associated Press, it appears Google is planning to make 2011 a very busy year for its Human Resources department. Rumors suggest the search giant will break previous hiring records in 2011 by signing on an ... estimated 6,200 new workers. The Associated Press report builds on recruiting-based blog posts made by Google on its web site. The search company is looking for talented people for a variety of different positions. Google Looking for "Top Talent" "We're looking for top talent -- across the board and around the globe -- and we'll hire as many ... (view more)

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Google, Associated Press Reach Surprise Online News Deal

Google will soon offer content from the Associated Press (AP) on its news site. While the deal makes business sense, it's something of a surprise given that the two companies have publicly disagreed over interpretation of copyright rules. The full ... details of the deal, and specifically the financial arrangements and the duration of the license extension included, are being kept under wraps. MarketWatch figures suggest that, given Google's size, the fee is likely worth more than $1 million US dollars per year. The Associated Press has revealed that the deal will mean closer collaboration rather ... (view more)

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