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Machine Learning Program To Identify Covid19 Related Conspiracy Theories

A team of researchers has identified that a new Machine Learning (ML) program accurately identifies Covid-19-related conspiracy theories on social media and models how...

Facebook Sued By Press Freedom Group For Misinformation And Inciting Hatred

Press freedom advocate Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is suing Facebook in France, saying the social media platform spreads misinformation. The suit was filed Monday...

CGTN Banned In Britain For Violating Fairness Rules

Citing links to the Chinese Communist Party, Britain revoked China’s state TV channel; CGTN of its license to broadcast Thursday. Ofcom, a British communications regulator,...

Reminders About Fake News May Increase Your Recall of Facts

If someone reminds you of a piece of fake news that you had read in the past, it may help increase awareness of discrepancies...

2 Combined Interventions Can Help Facebook Combat Fake News Spread

Struggling to tame the spread of misinformation on its platform, Facebook can better reduce the extent to which their users fall for and spread...

Social Media Users More Likely to Have Misperceptions About Covid-19 Pandemic

People who get their news from social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are more likely to have misperceptions about Covid-19 pandemic, warn researchers. The...

Need to Teach Children to Navigate Through Misinformation: Vice President

To deal with the menace of circulation of fake news, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday emphasised on the need to teach children...

Pause: UN Launches Initiative to Fight Misinformation

The UN is going to a campaign to fight misinformation, particularly that on COVID-19 pandemic, telling people who are about to retransmit social media...

WhatsApp Introduces Chatbot In Hindi To Fight Fake News

The International Fact-Checking Network, a unit of the Poynter Institute, on Thursday launched the Hindi version of its global chatbot for WhatsApp to fight...

Manushi Chhillar Joins Hands with UNICEF to Promote Menstrual Hygiene

Former Miss World and Bollywood debutant Manushi Chhillar has joined hands with Unicef to promote menstrual hygiene as she says there still is silence...

Our Work Has Become More Critical Amid Coronavirus Pandemic: Twitter India

As disinformation related to COVID-19 is spreading faster than the virus itself, micro -blogging platform Twitter feels that its work has never been more...

COVID-19 Pandemic: An Infodemic and Ecodemic

BY K. YATISH RAJAWAT The war against the most severe health emergency in more than a 100 years involves three parallel battles -- the ones...

Find Out How Google is Battling Coronavirus Misinformation

Google on Thursday said it is pumping $6.5 million into fact-checkers and nonprofits as it ramps up its the battle against coronavirus misinformation. This...

Twitter Can’t Remove Every Fake Tweet on COVID-19

Twitter on Tuesday admitted that it will not be able to remove every Tweet that contains incomplete or disputed information about new coronavirus (COVID-19). There...

Twitter to Collaborate With Health Experts to Stop Misinformation Related to Coronavirus

Micro-blogging site Twitter is likely to bring back public-facing verification requests for health experts to battle the spread of misinformation in the wake of...

India Urges Social Media Platforms to Prevent Fake News Related to Coronavirus

Witnessing a huge surge in fake news and misinformation related to new coronavirus (COVID-19) on social media platforms in India, the government has issued...

Here’s How People Generally React To Fake News on Facebook, Twitter

When it comes to fake news on social media platforms, some users outright ignore it, some take it at face value, some investigate whether...

Twitter Expands its Safety Rules on Fake Coronavirus Content

Twitter on Thursday said it has expanded its safety rules on fake and mischievous coronavirus content that could place people at a higher risk...

WhatsApp Unveils “Coronavirus Information Hub” Amidst Spread of Misinformation On Ongoing Pandemic

Amid the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 on social media platforms, WhatsApp on Wednesday launched a Coronavirus Information Hub and announced a $1 million...

Google and Apple Take Action Against Mischievous Coronavirus App

Google and Apple have begun taking action on fake mischievous apps to fight new coronavirus-related misinformation on their app stores. This is the latest...

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