EPS recruitment in Fort St. John on Thursday

first_imgThe Edmonton Police Service is recruiting members for its team. Representatives from the EPS will be holding an information session in Fort St. John this Thursday. Officers say they are looking for the best applicants to fill up the EPS’s two classes in September and December.There is room for 55 recruits in each class. Representatives will also be talking about possible salaries, relocation incentives, and the application process.- Advertisement -Candidates must meet a minimum health requirement, as well as have a Grade 12 High School Diploma by Alberta Standards or high-school equivalency. For more information call Constable Sue Boonstra at 780-421-3547, or visit the EPS website at www.joineps.ca. The session will begin at 7 pm on Thursday at the Pomeroy Hotel.Advertisementlast_img read more

Google And Facebook Bring Down The Banhammer On Fake News Sites

first_img After all the bogus headlines you had to deal with during the 2016 election, this will come as welcome news. Google and Facebook have had decided it’s time to hit those sites where it hurts: in the wallet.Both companies have decided that news sites pushing intentionally deceptive clickbait are no longer welcome on their advertising networks.Google is tweaking their AdSense policies to specify that sites they believe “misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information” can and will be banned. Facebook made a similar tweak to their own policy, telling the Wall Street Journal that they will “vigorously enforce [their] policies and take swift action against sites and apps that are found to be in violation.”While that won’t make these sites disappear overnight, it’s certainly going to make an impact. There are plenty of alternative advertising networks out there that these shady publishes will no doubt turn to, but AdSense and Facebook will be tough to replace.As welcome as it is to see Google and Facebook take a stand, some, like TechCrunch’s Romain Dillet, wonder if there isn’t a better way to deal with this particular plague.How? Flagging fake news stories would be a heck of a good start, and you’d think with all the tweaks Google has managed to cook up for its search algorithms over the years that it wouldn’t be all that hard for them to pull off.Facebook, well… that might be a little tougher. Their robot news editors haven’t really been doing a great job since they took over for human curators.Then again, you and I can glance at an image like the one TechCrunch shared, note the use of “most epic” and “awesome move,” raise our eyebrows at the URL americannews.com and immediately discount this story as utter crap. You’d think it would be pretty easy to weed it out with software, too. ‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event Stay on targetlast_img read more