Facebook engagement on misleading posts has tripled since 2016.

  • Engagement on Facebook posts from misleading websites has spiked by 242 percent from 3Q of 2016 to 3Q of 2020, according to a new report from German Marshall Fund Digital.
  • Only 10 outlets, which researchers labeled as “False Content Producers” or “Manipulators,” were responsible for 62% of interactions. 
  • Facebook in the past has been slammed by civil rights leaders for inadequately handling the spread of misinformation on its platform.
  • Facebook’s attempts to moderate misinformation on the platform come into focus ahead of the US presidential election. 
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Engagement from misleading websites on Facebook has tripled since the 2016 US presidential election.

The total number of user interactions with articles from “deceptive outlets” has increased by 242% between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2020, according to a study published Monday by the German Marshall Fund Digital, the digital wing of

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Playspace by Connatix Emerges as Key Technology for Publishers to Improve Engagement and Video Monetization | News

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Connatix, the next-generation video technology company for publishers, announced today that multiple publishing partners have successfully integrated with the Playspace platform including AccuWeather, Gray TV, and The Washington Times. In June, Connatix launched Playspace as the first video monetization technology that creates relevant, editor-friendly formats with built-in revenue. 

Playspace makes it easy for publishers to boost their video revenue while enhancing the editorial experience by generating swipeable story units that feature content highlights from articles and videos. The platform was built with a video-first ad server and exchange to scale content and ensure maximum monetization. As part of the rollout, the Story Player – a key offering in Playspace – features an enhanced design based on reader engagement patterns, and a video revenue engine that was built from the ground up. Since launch, Connatix has grown publisher integrations by nearly

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Cornell’s First Science Communication and Public Engagement Minor Graduates Tackle Health, Racial and Medical Issues

Benjamin Fields ’20 and Serena Stern ’20 wrote to The Sun with how the science communication and public engagement minor has helped them in their post-Cornell endeavors.

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans do not believe the actual coronavirus death toll is as high as its official count. Scholars have suggested that COVID-19 health literacy is a serious and underestimated problem, making the importance of communicating science more prevalent than ever.

The science communication and public engagement minor was designed for science, technology, engineering and math majors who want to break the divide between scientists and the general public by translating complicated science concepts into more digestible terms — something that is particularly pertinent to a global pandemic.

Benjamin Fields ’20 and Serena Stern ’20 were the first two graduates to receive the science communication and public engagement minor. After graduating from Cornell, the two are now applying the skills they

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Xbox One Achieved Critical Acclaim, Big Engagement Numbers Ahead Of Xbox Series X Release

KEY POINTS

  • The Xbox One set several records for the year in terms of engagement and critical approval
  • Xbox Game Studios released 15 games this year, 10 of which are new titles
  • Microsoft is preparing to launch the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in November

With a little over a month to go before Microsoft unleashes its next-generation consoles to the world, the company took some time to celebrate the achievements of the current-generation Xbox One.

Prior to the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Nov. 10, Microsoft flexed some of the Xbox One’s achievements over the past year, particularly in terms of engagement with their target audience, GameSpot first reported. 

Aaron Greenberg, general manager of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, posted on the Xbox Wire that the company had a record-breaking year for games in the form of 15 Xbox Game Studio games

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University of Utah Establishes Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center as Lead for Innovation and Economic Engagement

President Ruth V. Watkins is pleased to announce that the University of Utah has formed the Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center, a centralized office that will drive the U’s expanding efforts for economic engagement for the greater Utah community. The new office builds on the work by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC), to serve as a hub to foster partnerships between industry, university and government entities. This effort formalizes the U’s commitment to increase its impact on Utah’s economy by catalyzing innovation.

As a crucial foundation for PIVOT Center, operations previously led by TVC will continue to assist the U’s faculty inventors in bringing their innovations to market by spearheading all aspects of invention management, patent prosecution, licensing, startup formation and support, equity management and early stage funding. The new office leverages these existing resources and will hire new staff to oversee economic

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Revel and NovuHealth Merge to Create Leading Technology Platform Company Focused on Healthcare Member Engagement

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Revel and NovuHealth, two of the nation’s leading healthcare consumer engagement, communications and technology companies, today announced a merger of the companies effective immediately. The merger establishes Revel and NovuHealth as the largest technology company focused on member engagement for healthcare’s most trusted organizations. NovuHealth CEO Steve Wigginton will serve as CEO, while Revel CEO Jeff Fritz will transition to an advisor to the CEO and the board of directors of the merged company.

“There is enormous pressure to motivate health actions as health plans, federal and state regulators, and consumers all look for new ways to engage with the healthcare system and impact outcomes,” said Steve Wigginton, CEO of NovuHealth. “Jeff and his team built Revel into a high-growth company that has been revolutionizing the healthcare action space. Now, combined with the deep industry and regulatory experience of NovuHealth, including market

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