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Digital News #34 - Look what you missed out in digital

Discover what you may have missed last week in the digital world 

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The latest news from Twitter: The Fleets

After Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram the stories are coming to Twitter. The feature is called Fleets but keeps the same characteristics: a 24h message with limited interaction. Unlike Tweets, Twitter’s new Fleets can’t receive likes, replies or retweets. And they’ll disappear entirely after 24 hours.

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The blockchain could help Boeing resell for a billion of aerospace parts

Blockchain technology is far more useful than replacing the current currency system. Its very model allows tracing and certify the authenticity of relevant documentation. That is why, Boeing has added more than $1 billion in excess airplane parts to GoDirect Trade, a blockchain platform designed to prove the origin of the parts and ensure they comply with safety standards.

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Coronavirus: Miracle cures, false information... you can read anything and everything on the web

Coronavirus is not the only scourge that has been spreading rapidly in recent times. Indeed, the spread of fake news has been going on since the beginning of the epidemic. To curb this phenomenon, Apple and Google have decided to clean up their application store.

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First video with manipulated media tag is a retweet from the U.S. president

In January, Twitter released a new feature in order to fight misinformation on their platform. Yesterday was the first time that a tweet was tagged as “manipulated media”. The video showed Biden talking about re-electing Trump at an event in Missouri. Unfortunately, the tag wasn’t available for everyone and was added 18 hours after the tweet. Will this feature mean the end of fake news?

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