Bogus stories will be labeled as “disputed”
Facebook laid out its plans to deal with fake news, counting on users to report dubious stories, which will then be referred to a consortium of journalists and fact-checkers for vetting. If that group thinks the story is bogus, Facebook will label it as “disputed” and discourage users from sharing it. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Nobody’s talking on the record, but we know some of what was discussed at Donald Trump’s tech summit Wednesday: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella brought up issues around immigration and H-1B visas; Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg advocated for STEM education; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked about doing business in China; and Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt recommended upgrading the government’s information technology. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]
Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, one of the summit attendees, will join the Trump transition team’s executive committee. — [Martyn Williams / IDG News Service]
Russian hackers tried to get into the Republican National Committee’s computer network using the same tactics that worked at the DNC, but were less persistent and failed to get past its security defenses. — [Shane Harris, Devlin Barrett and Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal]
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will resign on Jan. 20, clearing the way for a Trump appointee to lead a Republican-dominated commission that is expected to roll back net neutrality regulations. — [April Glaser / Recode]
Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first game for phones and an Apple exclusive for now, finally launched and immediately started racing up the iPhone charts for downloads and revenue. Here’s everything you need to know about the game. — [Ina Fried / Recode]
On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, former Evernote CEO Phil Libin talks about what happens to your digital data when you die. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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