April 17, 2021

7 verification tools for better fact-checking

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By Ella Wilks-Harper From Reuters Community Reuters Institute researchers found than less than half the population (43%) trust the media, across all the 36 countries surveyed. One way publishers can improve trust is ensuring content is fact-checked and verified properly to prevent the spread of misinformation. Here are 7 tips to help you verify online images and […]

US tiny towns

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The tiniest town in every state Part 5 By Sarah Schmalbruch From Insider Often, a state’s largest city is considered its best place to live. But there’s something to be said for rural towns too. We rounded up the least-populated town in every state, based on the US Census Bureau’s 2016 annual estimate of the […]

US tiniest towns

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The tiniest town in every state Part 2 By Sarah Schmalbruch From Insider Often, a state’s largest city is considered its best place to live. But there’s something to be said for rural towns too. We rounded up the least-populated town in every state, based on the US Census Bureau’s 2016 annual estimate of the […]

US tiniest towns

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The tiniest town in every state Part 1 By Sarah Schmalbruch From Insider Often, a state’s largest city is considered its best place to live. But there’s something to be said for rural towns too. We rounded up the least-populated town in every state, based on the US Census Bureau’s 2016 annual estimate of the […]

Mini versions of old buildings

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An artist is making mini versions of old buildings by looking at Google Maps By YVETTE TAN From Mashable From a discarded milk carton on the ground, to slightly worn-out posters, the details on Joshua Smith’s models are so realistic it’s hard to believe they’re not real. Smith, a miniaturist, has been creating tiny intricate […]

Tour one of Earth’s grandest deserts

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Tour one of Earth’s grandest deserts in Google Street View By Jon Fingas From engadget IMAGE: Google’s Street View Trekker mounted on a camel Visiting a large desert in person can be difficult. Roads will only take you so far, and you probably aren’t used to navigating gigantic sand dunes. Thankfully, you no longer have […]

from Google’s street art project

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Strikingly beautiful murals from Google’s street art project By Christina Ascani From Mashable Google unveiled more than 5,000 images and 100 online exhibitions chronicling street art from around the world on Tuesday. The Street Art Project online database was created by the Paris-based Google Cultural Institute, using images captured with Google’s Street View camera along […]

Secret takedown order in YouTube case sets off frenzy

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By Scott Graham, The Recorder Controversy has followed “Innocence of Muslims” ever since the 14-minute video was uploaded to YouTube and dubbed into Arabic. After provoking violent and sometimes deadly protests around the world, the film is now setting off a legal firestorm at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The combination […]