He says that misinformation has turned more conspiracy ridden since 2016 and says that people need to be cautious of posts they may see online, adding to always check a story across multiple news sites in order to verify its legitimacy. (WBNG) — One of the outcomes of the 2016 elections showed that misinformation was prevalent on social media, but Jeremy Blackburn, Assistant Prof. of Computer Science at Binghamton University, warns it’s still very much around in the 2020 cycle. Blackburn says that while more social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are more aware of misinformation and they do try to ban it, it is still readily accessible on other smaller sites, like Reddit, and users are still being exposed to it.
ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School boys’ basketball coach Peter Austin, left, was recognized at Monday night’s City Council meeting for recently being named the Big East Coach of the Year. Council Chairman Bob Crosthwaite presented Austin with a certificate and thanked him for his leadership during the past season. The Eagles won the Northern Maine Class B regional title and made it to the state title game, where they fell to Lake Region. Crosthwaite said the team’s championship run created a wonderful spirit of camaraderie in the Ellsworth community.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text