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Fighting fake news ahead of French elections

Google and Facebook are partnering with journalists to help prevent fake news stories from spreading during France’s presidential election. Google News Lab and the non-profit First Draft News have launched a verification project called “CrossCheck” that will help French newsrooms identify and quickly debunk hoaxes, rumors and other false claims. …

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DXY Trying to Stabilize as French, Greek Risks Rise for Euro

Talking Points: – Significantly lighter calendar for the week ahead; only eight ‘high’ rated events this week compared to 27 last week. – Risks rising to the Euro again as Greece is back in the news. – See the DailyFX Webinar Calendar for coverage of live events and strategy sessions …

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Forex – Dollar firms up, sterling hits 1-week lows – Investing.com

© Reuters. Dollar firms up, sterling hits 1-week lows Investing.com – The U.S. dollar firmed up against a currency basket on Monday after data showing a slowdown in U.S. wage growth in January dampened expectations for a faster rate of interest rate hikes this year, while sterling fell to one-week …

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Syrian refugee takes Facebook to court over fake news

Anas Modamani couldn’t believe his luck. It was August 2015, and Angela Merkel was making a brief visit to the Berlin shelter where Modamani, a refugee from Syria, happened to be living. Modamani whipped out his mobile phone and snapped a quick selfie with the German chancellor. The selfie went …

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Crude Oil Prices Seesaw on Iran Sanctions, Rising Swing Output

Talking Points: Crude oil prices seesaw on Iran sanctions, rising swing output Gold prices rise as US jobs data cools Fed rate hike speculation Light data docket puts Washington, DC firmly in the spotlight Crude oil prices were in for a wild ride in Friday’s session. The WTI benchmark soared …

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FTSE 100: Bounce or Beginning of a Sustainable Advance?

What’s inside: The FTSE 100 springs to life after failing to sustain trade below previous record peaks The index is working on a higher high in the short-term, breaking the downtrend off the highs Watching how pullback develops and support is treated should it get tested Looking for trading ideas? …

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Forex – Dollar pushes higher but US wage data clouds outlook – Investing.com

© Reuters. Dollar index pushes higher but U.S. wage data weighs Investing.com – The U.S. dollar pushed higher against a currency basket on Monday but gains were held in check after data showing a slowdown in U.S. wage growth in January dampened expectations for a faster rate of interest rate …

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