They were among the high profile names lending their backing to the '#StopHateforProfit' movement's latest campaign.
The action was taken by the Mumbai Police's cyber wing against the accused, Omar Sarvagnya, after the videos were found to be defamatory and damaging the image of state government and city police.
Facebook and other social media companies are being scrutinized over how they handle misinformation, given issues with President Donald Trump and other candidates posting false information.
Fake news more dangerous than paid news, calls for self regulation: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
Prakash Javadekar said that several countries all over the world have been affected by the fake news menace and many are taking steps to curb it.
Facebook continues to face widespread criticism around how it handles misinformation around elections and other matters.
The major source of fake news was WhatsApp with 88.4 per cent respondents reporting it, followed by Facebook (reported by 42.5 per cent) and Instagram (reported by 21.96 per cent).
US officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Russian intelligence services were using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
This post has been going viral in Hyderabad since July 15 night and everybody has been sharing it believing it could help someone out there who needs plasma.
There were reports that the 71-year-old actor was rushed to a hospital due to poor health.
During police investigation, it was found there was no such incident in the quarantine facility as claimed in the post, a police statement said.
More than 900 companies have joined an advertising boycott of Facebook to protest its handling of hate speech and misinformation.
I&B minister says fake news disturbs society and has potential to damage social fabric, asserts it creates a negative impression which world agencies pick up
The journalist was picked up by the police personnel from Khammam in the morning when he was out for a walk and was shifted to Hyderabad for questioning.
The trial court in its order on Thursday said that neither the requisite sanction was obtained as required under law, nor the complaint was filed before the court of magistrate by the politician himse
As all other activities have come to a standstill due to the nationwide lockdown, people are increasingly spending more time in front of screens.