Archive for January, 2017

Facebook is tweaking the News Feed to crack down on ‘alternative facts’ – Mashable

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

Facebook is switching up its algorithm in its ongoing battle to rid the social network of fake news. The company announced a change Tuesday that would boost posts “that people consider genuine and not misleading, sensational or spammy” above others in its users’ News Feeds. To do this, Facebook is adding more markers to each post that will signal to its algorithms whether or not a post’s information is authentic. Part of that is determined by the source page — the company will take into account whether it regularly posts spam or if it tries to game feed placement by […] Read More →

Economic Scene: Making Mexico Pay for Border Wall: Ideas Abound, and So Do Obstacles

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

Mr. Trump, of course, has also talked about taking the United States out of the global trade accord. But that might seem a bit too drastic just to get Mexico to pay perhaps $20 billion for a wall. It is likely to impose enormous costs on the American and world economies, opening the door for a free-for-all trade war. But if the president did it anyway, the people paying the 20 percent tariff would not be Mexicans, but American consumers. That 2017 Ford Fusion built in Hermosillo, Mexico? It would no longer cost $22,610. It would cost $27,132. Continue reading […] Read More →

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival to Host Live Facebook Q&A Tomorrow – Broadway World

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

As Broadway Bound Theatre Festival’s inaugural season progresses, the organization has announced a question and answer session for all of its hopeful participants! Sit down with the team at 7pm on Wednesday, February 1st, and probe the minds of Festival Director, Lenore Skomal, Panelist Cornelia Groeger, and General Manager, Abby Judd. Ask about the selection process. Find out the group’s motivations for forming the festival. Or just take this opportunity to get to know Broadway Bound better. There are two ways to get your questions to be answered LIVE:1. Post your question as a comment on the Facebook Event page.2. […] Read More →

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