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Social Networking Giant Facebook to Punish Groups for Spreading Fake News

In yet another bid to tame fake news, Facebook will crack down on Groups that repeatedly share misinformation by reducing that Group’s overall News...

One out of Every Two Indians Receive Fake News Via Facebook, WhatsApp

Despite tall claims made by Facebook that it is removing 10 lakh fake accounts a day in India, a survey revealed on Tuesday that one in...

News Organizations in Myanmar Receiving Threatening Messages Over Rakhine Coverage

Prominent news organizations in Myanmar have received threatening messages from unknown senders warning them not to refer to the ethnic military the Arakan Army (AA)...

Facebook Sends Its Representatives To Users’ Home in India, To Check Authenticity of Posts

Facebook, facing the election heat in India and unable to stop misinformation and fake news circulating on its platforms, is busy doing something never...

India Needs Human-centric AI to Curb Fake News

As social media giants fight to curb fake news ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, an Indian-origin tech junkie has stressed it is not...

Facebook, WhatsApp Become Fake News Factories in India: Report

By Nishant Arora Barely a week away from when the world’s largest democracy goes to polls, the fake news factories on Facebook and its owned...

WhatsApp’s “Checkpoint Tipline” is Of No Use For Lok Sabha Elections 2019

WhatsApp's "Checkpoint Tipline" service that was launched with much fanfare on April 2 to help users in India report fake news is not a...

WhatsApp Launches Service to Tip off Fake News in India

WhatsApp on Tuesday launched a service in India where over 200 million users in the country can tip off fake news, misinformation and rumours...

Facebook May Soon Hire Journalists in Order to Tackle Fake News

In order to better tackle fake news and improve quality of content on its platform, Facebook might hire a new generation of digital-era journalists...

Taming Fake News is Top Concern of WhatsApp India

With the Lok Sabha election dates being announced, WhatsApp India head Abhijit Bose on Wednesday said the company which has taken several measures to...

The Solution By WhatsApp Is Not Enough To Stop The Spread of Fake News

Narrating the impact of fake news and propaganda disseminated through WhatsApp, election consultant Shivam Shankar Singh in his new book, says the solutions proposed...

Musk-founded AI Group Not to Release Software on ‘Fake News’ Fears

Elon Musk-founded non-profit Artificial Intelligence (AI) research group OpenAI has decided not to reveal its new AI software in detail, fearing the AI-based model can be misused by bad actors...

Social Media Propagating False Information On Vaccination

Negative messages about vaccines propagated on the social media are acting as the main barrier to vaccinations, a report from the UK-based charity Royal...

Majority Of Fake News On Twitter Spread By Tiny Fraction Of Users: Study

 A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, a...

Elderly And Conservatives Shared More Fake News On Facebook in 2016

People over 65 and ultraconservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on Facebook than younger adults, moderates and super liberals...

EU Authorities Direct Tech Giants To Submit Reports Regarding ‘Fake News’

European Union (EU) authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating "fake news" campaigns from...

WhatsApp Launches its First-Ever TV Campaign in India

Facing flak for the misuse of its platform, WhatsApp on Monday launched its first-ever TV campaign in India as part of its efforts to...

Confidential Facebook Documents Seized By The UK Parliament

Britain's parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it seeks answers from the social...

WhatsApp Partners With DEF To Train Community Leaders in Order To Tackle Fake News

Aiming to address the challenge of misinformation during the upcomimg Rajasthan Assembly polls, WhatsApp on Monday conducted training for community leaders here, in partnership...

WhatsApp Announces 20 Teams To Curb Fake News Globally

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide - including experts from India and those of Indian origin --...

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