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Whatsapp targets fake messages ahead of India mega-election

It launched a ‘tipline’ in partnership with an Indian startup

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April 3, 2019


Facebook finally explains why you’re seeing the posts you see

Get more control over what you see in the Newsfeed

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April 1, 2019


WhatsApp tests feature highlighting frequently forwarded messages

It wants to curb the spread of fake news

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March 25, 2019


WhatsApp’s new image search could help you weed out fake pictures

The new WhatsApp update is available for beta users only

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March 15, 2019


Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

EU officials blasted the company for not doing enough to counter election meddling

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March 5, 2019


Has Mustafa Kamal dissolved the PSP?

The party becomes the latest target of fake news

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February 7, 2019


WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight fake news

Users will now be able to forward messages to five individuals or groups

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January 22, 2019


Journalists end partnership with Facebook

They say Facebook failed to use their expertise to combat misinformation

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December 13, 2018


‘Students, not terrorists’: Pakistani men become target of fake news in India

Indian media termed them as ‘terrorists’

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November 26, 2018


Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

Facebook reported it has ramped up its ability to quickly detect “hate speech”

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November 17, 2018


China advises Trump to use Huawei if iPhone is insecure

China says the NYT story is another example of “fake news”

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October 26, 2018


India is turning off the internet to fight fake news

In 2018, 116 internet shutdowns were reported in India

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October 20, 2018


Facebook launches ‘war room’ to tackle fake election news

It has been set up ahead of the midterm elections in the US

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October 19, 2018


Ronaldo calls rape accusation against him as ‘fake news’

The woman is seeking no less than $200,000 in penalties and damages

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October 2, 2018


E-commerce firm loses 70% of its market value after ‘Whatsapp rumour’

The WhatsApp message was sent by an analyst a few months ago

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September 28, 2018


Facebook, Google agreed a code of conduct to fight fake news

Payments from websites that spread fake news will not be accepted

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September 26, 2018


No, the Rs5,000 note is not being phased out

This is yet another WhatsApp rumour

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September 4, 2018


Fake news adds to India’s flood torment

Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11 million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India’s fake news machine has been working overtime to fuel confusion and fear. The Kerala state government and India’s military have issued rare warnings about viral social media messages as they confront…

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August 22, 2018


Tech firms should be made liable for ‘fake news’ on sites – UK lawmakers

Tech firms like Facebook should be made liable for “harmful and misleading” material on their websites and pay a levy so they can be regulated, British lawmakers said, warning of a crisis in democracy due to misuse of personal data.

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July 29, 2018


Nawaz Sharif has struck no deal, says PML-N

PML-N leader Maryam Aurangzeb has categorically rejected the news reports aired by TV channels that Nawaz Sharif has struck a deal to get out of the jail. She demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan to take notice ‘fake news’ and stop the channels from airing it. She said the news reports were aimed at…

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July 24, 2018


After India mob lynchings, WhatsApp to limit message forwarding

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is launching a test to limit forwarding messages that will apply to all users, the messaging app said on Thursday, after Indian authorities sought curbs on spread of rumors that have led to violent incidents. Mob lynchings triggered by false incendiary messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million…

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July 20, 2018