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Pro-Modi posts account for major chunk of fake news: BBC report

The conference also included a play by Theatre Nisha, highlighting the simple yet compulsive ways misinformation is spread on social media and advertising.

published on : 13th November 2018

Nationalism fuelling fake news, says BBC research

The Hyderabad leg of the Beyond Fake News campaign was held at IIIT-Hyderabad on Monday.

published on : 13th November 2018

IIIT-Hyderbad team develops software to detect fake news

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.

published on : 13th November 2018

Spreading fake information is an organised crime: Prakash Raj

The project titled 'beyond fake news' kickstarted with actor Prakash Raj releasing findings from original research into how and why disinformation is shared. 

published on : 12th November 2018

Nationalism drive behind spread of fake news in India: BBC research

The research suggests that a significant amount of fake stories being shared are not written articles, but images and memes.

published on : 12th November 2018

Twitter CEO meets Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, discusses fake news

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.

published on : 12th November 2018

BBC's global anti-disinformation initiative launches on November 12

The "Beyond Fake News" project will kick-start with the release of findings from original research into how and why disinformation is shared.

published on : 9th November 2018

Indonesia plane crash: Amid viral Facebook posts, government warns over 'fake news'

Sutopo, who has made a name for himself as a straight-talker, highlighted a number of pictures and videos that are making the rounds.

published on : 30th October 2018

Novel tool to monitor fake news on Facebook, Twitter

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.

published on : 28th October 2018

MHA reviews steps by social media giants to curb spread of rumours

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.

published on : 26th October 2018

Facebook readies 'war room' against manipulative content, fake news

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.

published on : 19th October 2018

WhatsApp dirty tricks alleged in Brazil presidential race

Trailing leftist candidate Fernando Haddad accused the far-right frontrunner, Jair Bolsonaro, of 'illegal' electoral tactics.

published on : 19th October 2018

Facebook's launches 'war room' to combat manipulation

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 .

published on : 18th October 2018

Madhya Pradesh elections: Mandsaur techies ready to take on 'fake news' with AI

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

published on : 14th October 2018

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

The play unveils how spreading misinformation online can stir up mob violence, especially in the countryside, where caste and religious prejudices run deep.

published on : 12th October 2018
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