Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

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Google rolls out new ‘Fact Check’ tool worldwide to combat fake news

The new feature tags stories with potentially misleading information with veracity reports from organizations like Snopes and Politifact.

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On Friday, Google implemented a new tool to fight the spread of misinformation on the web worldwide. The new “Fact Check” program automatically labels dubious stories in users’ search results, and provides links to fact-checking sites like Snopes and Politifact to establish the veracity of their claims. Continue reading

Chicago rapper Melo Makes Music blurs the line between current hip-hop and 90s alt-rock

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Last month Genius chief content officer Brendan Frederick spotted something funny in Soundcloud’s streaming rankings. “Love that all the millennial Hot Topic rappers tag their songs as ‘Alternative Rock’ on Soundcloud,” he posted to Twitter, including a screenshot of the top 11 slots on Soundcloud’s alternative-rock chart—every one of them filled by a rapper. I can’t get behind the use of “Hot Topic” to describe someone’s music, but I’ve seen the same thing—young MCs, among them Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Peep, are making melodic, sometimes lo-fi songs that bear the influence of 1990s/2000s pop-punk and emo and then uploading them as “alternative rock.” Using that Soundcloud tag is as much a playful way to ruffle the feathers of traditionalists as it is a serious claim on reshaping hip-hop’s future. Chicago rapper Carmelo Cianflone, aka Melo Makes Music, is among the up-and-comers calling themselves “alternative rock” on Soundcloud—in a December interview with hip-hop podcast Chicago Sleepers, he mentions that when he was a kid his mom provided him with a steady diet of the Cure and Nine Inch Nails. Continue reading

John Madden is “Shocked” that the Oakland Raiders are Moving to Las Vegas

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Hall of Fame coach John Madden is upset that his former team the Oakland Raiders is moving to Las Vegas. “Maybe this is just me being oversensitive, but doggone it, if you’re going to go, that’s really tough, but leave us something,” he said during a recent interview. He also said that opposing teams traveling to Las Vegas to play might have problems with Vegas nightlife. “I would hate to have my team in Las Vegas on Saturday night before the game” he said. To read more about this story click here

Source: ESPN.COM