Tag: Fake News

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Fired Twitter employees carrying boxes outside its HQ were 'fake'

One man "Rahul Ligma" identified himself as a software engineer at Twitter, who later turned out to be someone whose name does not even exist in Twitter's Slack or email system.

  • Saturday, 29 October 2022
India Blocks Pakistan YouTube Channels
India Blocks Pakistan-Sponsored YouTube Channels And Websites

To counter misleading and fake news, India banned 20 YouTube channels and two websites on Tuesday.

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  • Tuesday, 21 December 2021
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Indian Army Recruitment 2022: 'No Relaxation In Age Limit'- PIB Fact Check Busts Fake News

The PIB Fact Check has shared a screenshot of the fake news, which was claiming a 2-year of relaxation in age limit to apply for Indian Army jobs, on its Twitter handle

  • Friday, 05 November 2021
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No Control Over Fake News On Web Portals, Will Get Bad Name For Country: SC

The Chief Justice added that the social media platforms do not respond if an issue is raised in connection with the content.

  • Thursday, 02 September 2021
Facebook, Twitter fight misinformation on US Election Day

Washington: Social networking platforms Facebook and Twitter were busy battling misinformation and fake news as the US voted in the the midterm elections on Tuesday. According to a report in USA Today late Tuesday, Facebook “swiftly removed misinformation, such as posts and memes, urging Republicans and Democrats to vote on the wrong day and claims that […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Twitter accounts linked to fake news still thriving: Study

San Francisco: Twitter still remains a hotbed for accounts spreading fake news, suggests a new study that looked into how fake and conspiracy news flourished on the microblogging site both before and after the 2016 US presidential election. More than 80 per cent of the Twitter accounts linked to spread of disinformation during the 2016 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Zuckerberg seeks more time to fix Facebook

San Francisco: As countries over the world including India face elections amid the spread of fake news and political interference on social media platforms, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has asked for some more time to fix his network that has over two billion users. In a post on Friday, Zuckerberg said that Facebook started on […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight fake news

San Francisco: To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see. Another part of its strategy in […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Facebook launches global project to fight election interference

Washington: In a bid to prevent its platform from being abused during elections, Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with Washington-based Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab that will independently monitor disinformation and other vulnerabilities in elections globally, including in India. Experts from the research lab will work closely with Facebook’s security, policy and product […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Facebook shrinks doubtful stories to fight fake news

San Francisco: After Facebook’s red warning labels to flag fake news backfired, the social networking giant is now literally sizing down the doubtful stories to prevent the triumph of falsehood on its platform. As part of its new strategy to combat fake news, Facebook wants its users to miss these stories at the time of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
YouTube executive's Twitter account hacked to spread fake news

San Francisco: As Twitterati searched for news regarding the shooting at the YouTube headquarters in the US, hackers compromised a verified employee’s Twitter account to spread fake news in the midst of the attack, a media report said. According to The Verge, a hacker hijacked the verified Twitter account of Vadim Lavrusik, who works as […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Journalist bodies flay Centre over fake news order

New Delhi: Several journalist associations on Tuesday attacked a central government order that threatened to take away the accreditation of journalists who were found propagating fake news. But following widespread criticism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered to withdraw the order earlier in the day. The order issued on Monday night said a journalist’s accreditation would […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Facebook defends two-question survey to curb fake news

San Francisco: Despite facing criticism that its two-question users’ survey to curb the spread of fake news could be manipulated, Facebook has defended the survey in a series of tweets. According to Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, Facebook will sample a new set of users each day. “There is always the risk that people […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Facebook discards fake news warning flags

San Francisco: In yet another attempt to flush out fake news from its platform, Facebook has announced that it will no longer use Disputed Flags (red-warning icons) to identify false news. Instead, the social media giant will use its Related Articles tool to fight misinformation in its News Feed. “Instead of Disputed Flags, we’ll use […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Facebook's new button to aid users identify fake news

San Francisco: In a move to help identify stories to read, share and trust on their News Feed, Facebook is testing a button that users can tap to access additional information about where the stories came from. The additional information about a news article will be pulled from across Facebook and other sources to identify […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021