misinformation

YouTube bans German channel that spread coronavirus misinformation

Google said Friday that a YouTube channel known as KenFM was no longer available and that the person operating it would not be allowed to start another.

published on : 23rd January 2021

Does social media use increase belief in coronavirus misinformation?

A study has found an amplification effect from social media users who were particularly worried about the coronavirus.

published on : 15th December 2020

Facebook's long and halting fight against misinformation

Here are some of its biggest steps and missteps it's taken in the fight against misinformation since 2016.

published on : 18th October 2020

Facebook letting advertisers sow climate misinformation: Analysis

The report found that four well known conservative US groups were behind the bulk of the advertising, and received funding from donor-advised trusts.

published on : 8th October 2020

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

The FBI said it worked with local authorities to investigate claims that extremists set wildfires and found them to be false.

published on : 12th September 2020

Facebook moves to target misinformation ahead of US presidential election

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.

published on : 3rd September 2020

Facebook beefs up anti-misinformation efforts ahead of US election

Facebook continues to face widespread criticism around how it handles misinformation around elections and other matters.

published on : 13th August 2020

Kanye West is one of the greatest characters of our zeitgeist, says Jim Carrey

Carrey opened up about his admiration for West in an episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher" where he spoke about his sem-autobiographical new book.

published on : 4th August 2020

UN recognises Malayali researcher's fight against COVID-19 misinformation

The Sweden-based clinical neuroscientist and researcher was recognised for her tireless efforts to counter the spread of fake news.  

published on : 9th July 2020

Facebook civil rights audit: 'Serious setbacks' mar progress

More than 900 companies have joined an advertising boycott of Facebook to protest its handling of hate speech and misinformation.

published on : 8th July 2020

Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech

Last month, Facebook announced it would begin labeling rule-breaking posts — even from politicians — going forward.

published on : 8th July 2020

Retired IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh booked in Uttar Pradesh for spreading misinformation

The complainant mentioned in the FIR that the former bureaucrat had posted some content, which is inaccurate and insulting to the government.

published on : 12th June 2020

IIIT-Delhi's 'WashKaro' app fact-checking fake news on COVID-19

It is targeted at the layman and the daily updated content is delivered in Hindi as bite-sized audios for those who may not be able to read.

published on : 28th April 2020

Facebook to reveal national origin of popular posts to curb spread of political misinformation

The labels, the company says, will help people 'gauge the reliability and authenticity' of what they see.

published on : 23rd April 2020