Home - Fake News and Alternative Facts: Finding Accurate News - LibGuides at Austin Community College What is Fake News? According to the fact-checking website, Politifact, "Fake news is made-up stuff, masterfully manipulated to look like credible journalistic reports that are easily spread online to large audiences willing to believe the fictions and spread the word." Types of Fake News Fake/Hoax News - news that is fabricated with the intention of misleading or confusing readers Misleading News - news stories that report quotes, images, statistics out of context, some of these stories can be old stories that are re-reported with a new misleading headline Mimic Websites - fake news websites that mimic the look of trusted news sources in order to fool readers into thinking a story is real Satire - fake and ironic news stories that are intended to be funny or entertaining.
Digital media challenge children’s rights around the world: The case for a General Comment on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Around the globe, in the global North as well as the global South, digital media are there to stay with significant implications for child rights and children’s wellbeing online. Following the launch of their report to the Children’s Commissioner for England, in this post Amanda Third, Sonia Livingstone and Gerison Lansdown are advocating for a General Comment on children’s rights and the digital environment. Digital media and children’s rights Digital media are no longer luxuries, but are rapidly becoming essentials of modern existence – and this applies increasingly in the global South as well as the global North.
Can We Really Inherit Trauma? One working theory is based on animal research. In a series of recent studies, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, led by Tracy Bale, have raised male mice in difficult environments, by periodically tilting their cages, or by leaving the lights on at night. This kind of upbringing, effectively a traumatic childhood, changes the subsequent behavior of those mice’s genes in a way that alters how they manage surges of stress hormones. And that change, in turn, is strongly associated with alterations in how their offspring handle stress: namely, the young mice are numbed, or less reactive, to the hormones compared to control animals, said Dr. Bale, director of the university’s Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health and Brain Development. “These are clear, consistent findings,” she said.
Meet Mitsuku: one of many AI bots trying to tackle loneliness Mitsuku: “What do you call a chatbot that moves?” Respondent: “What?” Mitsuku: “A walkie-talkie.” OK, so it may not be the funniest joke in the world, but it is not bad for a 15-year-old piece of artificially intelligent coding. IHI - Institute for Healthcare Improvement Ross Hilliard, MD, IHI Open School Northeast Regional Chapter Leader Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to: Explain how system failures can lead to patient harm.Describe how lack of communication between providers and hospital departments can lead to patient harm Discuss how to debrief with colleagues after an adverse event. Description: A 64-year-old man with a number of health issues comes to the hospital because he is having trouble breathing.
How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study Eric Tucker, a 35-year-old co-founder of a marketing company in Austin, Tex., had just about 40 Twitter followers. But his recent tweet about paid protesters being bused to demonstrations against President-elect Donald J. Trump fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory — one that Mr. Trump joined in promoting. Mr. The dos and don’ts on social media for social workers Photo: alexkich/fotolia This week, The Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) published social media guidance for social workers in England and the other 15 professions it regulates. As well as top tips on how professionals should approach using social media in a way that prevents them being referred for misconduct, the regulator also published case studies of positive and negative uses of social media. Here are the key messages of those cases. Developing and sharing skills, and networking with other professionals In a positive use of social media, the HCPC gives the example of a professional creating a private Facebook group for her and friends in the same role to replicate a training experience.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Pregnancy - MGH CWMH Understanding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during pregnancy is important given that PTSD is relatively common and persistent in nature. PTSD will occur in approximately 10% of women in their lifetime, with one-third of episodes lasting more than five years. Given the relatively high prevalence of PTSD in young women and the chronic nature of the illness, many women may experience PTSD symptoms during pregnancy. PTSD is diagnosed when an individual has persistent symptoms related to a traumatic event, including re-experiencing the event (for example in the form of flashbacks or nightmares), avoiding feelings, people or places associated with the traumatic event, and having hyperarousal, or a high general level of anxiety, that can result in symptoms such as insomnia, startling easily, or irritability and outbursts of anger. Studies have suggested that rates of PTSD are higher in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women. For women with PTSD, treatment is available.
When will Alexa, Google Assistant, and other ‘chatbots’ finally talk to us like real people? Nearly every tech company worth its silicon now has a virtual assistant: Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google Assistant, among others. What do these digital helpers—known as chatbots—have in store for us? Science talked with Alexander Rudnicky, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who studies human-machine conversations, about what chatbots can and can’t do, how they learn from us, and whether we can prevent them from adopting our worst behaviors. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Q: Let’s start with a pretty basic question. What is a chatbot?