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Facebook and Twitter Take Measures to Fight the Spread of Misinformation About Coronavirus

With claims related to false cures or prevention methods for coronavirus, like drinking bleach cures infections, spreading on social media giants like Facebook and...

Adding Simple “Doubt Button” Can Help WhatsApp To Curb The Spread Of Fake News

Adding a simple "button" to express doubt in reference to claims made on WhatsApp posts, or enabling users to easily flag statements as problematic,...

Facebook Bans Several Groups Promoting Fake Cancer Treatments

Facebook has banned several groups promoting fake cancer treatments under the social network's rules about violent and criminal behaviour, the media reported. According to a...

Researchers Develop New AI Tool That Can Help To Identify Fake News on Social Media

Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can help social media networks and news organisations weed out Fake News stories. The tool,...

Here’s how People Themselves Become the Source of Misinformation

Do not blame partisan news outlets and political blogs for feeding you fake news as there's another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics...

Fake News Spreads Like Wildfire On Social Media

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that people who repeatedly encounter a fake news item may feel less unethical about sharing it on...

Study Shows that Spotting ‘Fake News’ on Facebook is Not an Easy Job

You can't trust yourself to discern what's true and what's not when you're on Facebook as researchers have found that 'Fake news' is not...

Users’ Data Privacy hits Facebook Research on Fake News

A research initiative launched in cooperation with Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal has hit a roadblock as the social media...

Fake News on Jammu and Kashmir Fanning Hatred

As an information war broke out amid continued lockdown of Jammu and Kashmir following abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5,...

People Feel Exposed to Fake News on Social Media, Says Study

A new study has revealed that the more people feel they are exposed to fake news on social media on a regular basis, the...

Here’s How Facebook Fought Fake News About Itself

Facebook deployed software programmes like Stormchaser and “Night’s Watch” for years to track and curb fake news and misinformation about itself along with WhatsApp,...

Fake News Continues to Flourish on Social Media Platforms After Polls

Posts containing fake news continued to flourish on social media platforms after the end of the Lok Sabha elections that saw the Narendra Modi-led...

India Polls: ‘All-Time High’ Fake News Storm Hits Millions

Veena Arora, a retired school principal in a small town of Uttar Pradesh, decided to use a smartphone in November last year for the...

Establishing Credibility of News Sources Can Combat Spread of Fake News

Establishing credibility for news sources is the right policy to combat the spread of fake news and misinformation on social media platforms, say researchers. Fake...

Polls Midway, Social Media Still Fighting Fake News

The great Indian election season has hit midway - with three phases of voting now over and four more to go - but social media platforms are still scrambling to...

Fixing Algorithms Won’t Curb Fake News on Social Media

Just tweaking algorithms and infusing Machine Learning (ML) into them will not protect us from misinformation and fake news on social media platforms, warn...

Know How U.S. is Keeping A Check on Social Media’s Spread of Fake News

As Notre Dame Cathedral burned, a posting on Facebook circulated - a grainy video of what appeared to be a man in traditional Muslim...

Researchers Claim, Infusing Machine Learning Will Not Curb Fake News

Just tweaking algorithms and infusing Machine Learning (ML) into them will not protect us from misinformation and fake news on social media platforms, warn...

Twitter’s New Tool Will Help Reporting Misleading Information About Voting

In an attempt to bar people from using its services for the purpose of manipulating the Lok Sabha elections, Twitter on Wednesday announced a...

Facebook Exploring New Ways to Fight Fake News in Short Span of Time

With elections happening around the world month after month, Facebook is kicking off a new collaborative process with outside experts to reduce the distribution...

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