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Facebook Partners Asian College of Journalism In Fight Against Fake News in India

In its bid to curb the spread of fake news and ensure high-quality journalism in India, Facebook on Thursday announced its first partnership in...

Facebook to Remove Fake News Posts That Could Spark Violence

In its quest to tackle fake news, Facebook has started on a new campaign to prevent the platform from being used to spread dangerous misinformation,...

WhatsApp to Bring Its Fake News Verification Model to India for Upcoming Elections

In response to a second notice for taking steps to curb fake news on its platform, WhatsApp senior executives from its US headquarters and India...

WhatsApp Issued a Second Notice by the Indian Government to Curb Fake News

The Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp had earlier received a notice from the Indian Government to control and check the spread of fake and provocative content...

WhatsApp Designing Digital Literacy Program to Cut Out Fake News

In the last one year, fake news spread by WhatsApp has led to more than two dozen incidents of mob lynching and other forms...
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Twitter Halts Verification Process to Deal With Fake News and Focus on “Election Integrity”

As the US heads towards another election season in 2019, Twitter will be prioritizing tools and safeguards that ensure "election integrity". As a result,...

YouTube Adds More Context to Search Results, Allots $25Mn to Fight Fake News

In its continuing efforts to fight fake news and conspiracy theories on the platform, YouTube on Monday said it will make “authoritative” news sources...
Whatsapp Fake News Leads to 22 Deaths in India in One Year

Social Media or Social Epidemic? Fake News Leads to 22 Murders in India in...

As a result of Jio's entry in India, the internet has reached a much wider demographic than earlier. With this, many Indians have come...

BJP Chief Amit Shah Asks Workers Not to Post Fake Information Online

With the problem of fake news becoming more widespread across all online platforms, internet bigwigs are doing their best to curb the menace by...
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Facebook Steps Up Fight Against Fake News, Expands Program to 14 New Countries

With the propagation and dissemination of fake news becoming an increasingly worrisome issue on the internet, companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Tumblr and...
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Google News Initiative Comes to India; Will Train 8,000 Journalists To Fight Fake News

Back in March of this year, Google launched a $300 million Google News Initiative to fight the spread of fake news and partner with...

Adblock Plus Maker’s Chrome Extension Uses Blockchain to Spot Fake News

Fake news is one of the most troubling aspects of today's hyperconnected world with its focus on social media. It has led to all...
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Police in Several Indian States Designing WhatsApp Campaigns to Tackle Mob Violence

Alarmed at the growing instances of violence spread by viral fake news on WhatsApp, police in a number of states across India are trying...

Facebook Watch Partners with CNN, Fox News For Exclusive News Shows

Facebook's crusade against fake news is getting more intense with each passing day. Earlier in March, it was reported that Facebook was in talks...

Facebook to Kill “Trending”, Replace it With “Breaking News”

Facebook's "Trending" feature, which was inspired by Twitter trends and gave users insights into what's popular in a specific region, is going to be...

Facebook Will Regulate Political Ads By Revealing Who Paid For the Campaign

Facebook has announced that it is making some major changes to the way it runs ads on its platforms. The single biggest change is...

Elon Musk Slams Mainstream Media In Twitter Rant; Vows to Create News Watchdog Called...

Elon Musk's distaste for the mainstream media is not exactly a secret. Time and again he has complained about receiving unfair criticism from reporters,...
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New Study Claims Twitter Bots Swayed Trump Victory, Brexit Vote

Twitter bots propagating fake news, far-right propaganda and unsubstantiated conspiracy theories may have swayed millions voters in the UK and the US, a new study...
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Modi Government Plans to Regulate Online News, YouTube, Twitter, Digital Platforms

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recently attempted to curb the flow of fake news by proposing new directives for journalists. This garnered widespread backlash...

Facebook’s ‘About this Article’ Button Helps You Get More Context for News Links

No matter how many steps Facebook takes to counter fake news and propaganda in posts, there's always bound to be some gaps in the...
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