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The conference also included a play by Theatre Nisha, highlighting the simple yet compulsive ways misinformation is spread on social media and advertising.
The Hyderabad leg of the Beyond Fake News campaign was held at IIIT-Hyderabad on Monday.
Ramachandran and his team aim to monetise the software in the future and equip media houses with the software so that fake news can be easily identified.
The project titled 'beyond fake news' kickstarted with actor Prakash Raj releasing findings from original research into how and why disinformation is shared.
The research suggests that a significant amount of fake stories being shared are not written articles, but images and memes.
The micro-blogging platform, that has 336 million users globally, is working hard to increase the collective health, openness and civility of dialogue on its platform.
The "Beyond Fake News" project will kick-start with the release of findings from original research into how and why disinformation is shared.
Sutopo, who has made a name for himself as a straight-talker, highlighted a number of pictures and videos that are making the rounds.
NewsWhip, a social media engagement tracking firm, collects URLs on lakhs of sites every day and then gathers information on which of those sites have engagements on Facebook and Twitter.
Government officials said these platforms were asked to put in place a system for prompt sharing of information sought by law enforcement agencies for probe.
The launch of the first War Room at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, is part of the social network's new initiatives to fight election interference on its platform.
Trailing leftist candidate Fernando Haddad accused the far-right frontrunner, Jair Bolsonaro, of 'illegal' electoral tactics.
Facebook, which has been blamed for doing too little to prevent misinformation efforts by Russia and others in the 2016 US election, now wants the world to know it is taking aggressive steps .
The two brothers, Dushyant and Pallav Sethiya, alumni of British universities are developing a software platform for not only tracking fake news, but also identifying its creators and blocking sources
The play unveils how spreading misinformation online can stir up mob violence, especially in the countryside, where caste and religious prejudices run deep.