Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Instagram fact-check: Can a new flagging tool stop fake news?

Users can now flag false Instagram content to fact-checkers but experts believe there is more to do to fight disinformation. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-49449005

Russian activist saves data from police with drone

An activist in Siberia flew his hard disks to a friend by drone when police came knocking at his door. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49689833

Google to remind staff they can complain about work

Workers at the search giant are being reminded about their rights to complain and protest about conditions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49688738

Instagram apologises after censoring London fishmonger

A video of the shop display, showing dead fish, was flagged as containing offensive material. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49688308

Colour-changing ink allows objects to swap designs

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the week's best technology stories. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49552895

PewDiePie cancels $50,000 donation to anti-hate group: ‘I messed up’

The YouTuber says he chose to donate to the Anti Defamation League because he was advised to. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49686018

Variant 31: ‘Pushing the boundaries’ of immersive theatre

The "live horror" theatre experience where you fight zombies under ground in central London. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49661485

High-tech ways to keep employees happy

Companies offer gym deals and cycle schemes - but how do they know if these are what staff want? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49165358

How virtual reality is helping people with dementia

Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49654052

Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all

Nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49680943