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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...

Reach Of “Fake News” During Elections May Not Be as Extensive as Feared, Says Research

The reach of the so called "fake news" websites during elections may not be as widespread as commonly feared as researchers have found that...

People Receive Misinformation Regarding Vaccines on Social Media, Says Study

Researchers have found that people who rely on social media for information were more likely to be misinformed about vaccines than those who rely...

Protesters Urge Facebook CEO to Not Share Misinformation Ads for US Politicians

Some advocacy groups in Bay Area rallied on Monday in front of a property owned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in downtown San Francisco...

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