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Mark Zuckerberg seeks more time to fix Facebook

As countries over the world including India face elections amid the spread of fake news and political interference on social media platforms, Zuckerberg has asked for some more time.

published on : 8th September 2018

What India faces today nothing short of existential threat to civilisation: Prashant Bhushan

Historian Ramachandra Guha, who also spoke, said political democracy does not mean social and cultural democracy

published on : 3rd September 2018

Government mulls action against India heads of social media on failure to check fake news

The issue was discussed by a committee of secretaries, which was constituted following the lynching of nearly 40 people in last one-year suspectedly due to the circulation of fake news.

published on : 29th August 2018

Instagram makes it easier to verify authenticity of accounts

The Facebook-owned platform announced that it would roll out an "About This Account" tool to provide more information, including location, about accounts that reach a large audience.

published on : 29th August 2018

New system can detect fake news better than humans

Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US who developed the system have demonstrated that it is comparable to and sometimes better than humans at correctly identifying fake news stories.

published on : 23rd August 2018

India asks WhatsApp to set up local entity, make concrete efforts to tackle fake news

Aiming to put an end to string of fake news, Centre instructed the app to find a solution to trace origin of such messages.

published on : 22nd August 2018

Engineer, lawyer set up group to monitor 'biased and fake' news, draw flak from journalists

Journalists expressed concern over the setting up of the group, saying it may harass and intimidate scribes and social media users.

published on : 18th August 2018

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news' 

The bill was passed in April under former Prime Minister Najib Razak despite concerns that it would be used to silence dissent ahead of a May 9 general election.

published on : 16th August 2018

US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people 

The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press with editorials today, and several began appearing online a day earlier.

published on : 16th August 2018

Government portal starts advocacy drive on WhatsApp safety for students, others 

The latest campaign, being run by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) on a portal -- infosecawareness.in -- is targeted at school children and youth as well as government officials.

published on : 16th August 2018

Why do people fall for fake news?

Belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to 'fake news', scientists say.

published on : 12th August 2018

Asked WhatsApp to outline steps taken to deal with fake news: Minister SS Ahluwalia

Besides, the government has taken several initiatives for user awareness relating to cyber safety and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issues advisories about cyber safety.

published on : 8th August 2018

Now Indian users can forward messages only to five chats; WhatsApp officially rolls out limit

In addition, the instant messasing app also published a new video to educate its users, saying it is expanding its user education campaign on how to spot fake news and hoaxes.

published on : 8th August 2018

Facebook, ACJ tie-up to counter fake news

The project is an attempt to support quality journalism in the forum, partnering with news publishing organisations and fact-checking agencies.

published on : 4th August 2018

Trump trashes media as 'fake, fake disgusting news' at rally in Pennsylvania

Time and time again, Trump denounced the press for underselling his accomplishments and doubting his political rise.

published on : 3rd August 2018
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