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Coronavirus misinformation

Trump's Facebook, Twitter post removed for saying children 'almost immune' to coronavirus

Action taken over 'misinformation', but the American Academy of Pediatrics says children appear to transmit COVID-19 less than adults.

06 Aug 2020 5:25 PM

Twitter removes virus misinformation video retweeted by Trump after Facebook took it down

The footage shared “false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19”.

28 Jul 2020 9:04 PM

Get Google, Facebook to crackdown on fake news, but keep press freedom intact, media tells EU

Among measures urged is a “meaningful” sanctions regime so co-signatories of the 'Code of Good Practice' have an incentive to act.

15 Jun 2020 7:24 PM

Tech This Week | Now is the time for misinformation reform

Because of liberal laws based on principles of free speech on most dominant online platforms, misinformation is often allowed to stay up.

13 Jun 2020 7:31 PM

YouTube, WhatsApp abound with conspiracy theories accusing Bill Gates of starting the virus outbreak

In recent months, 5G networks and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros have also been blamed for creating COVID-19

18 May 2020 10:09 PM

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Get your facts right before you tweet about COVID-19, or else Twitter will label it disputed

The label will alert users that some or all of the content shared in the tweet conflict with guidance from public health experts.

12 May 2020 2:21 PM

Stay safe and go back to the newspaper this pandemic

We did not need a global pandemic to realise how big a challenge misinformation is, but it helps.

27 Apr 2020 3:07 PM

As coronavirus hoaxes get thousands of views, Facebook to warn users who 'liked' such posts

Despite efforts to curb misinformation, posts or videos that promote unverified treatments and cures have raked in thousands of views.

16 Apr 2020 8:29 PM

WhatsApp limits forwards to one chat at a time in India to halt spread of coronavirus misinformation

The messaging app earlier restricted forwards to five chats but it did not prove effective enough against the spread of fake news

07 Apr 2020 2:04 PM

Boom Live is Google's partner in India in fight against coronavirus misinformation

The tech giant has committed USD 6.5 million worldwide to help factcheckers through its Google News Initiative

03 Apr 2020 2:01 PM

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InfoWars app out of Google's Play Store: Alex Jones's right-wing conspiracy theories now have limited reach

YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Facebook and Instagram had banned Alex Jones from their platforms in 2018 and 2019

29 Mar 2020 2:43 PM

Beware of fake news, you can't self-test for coronavirus

Social media is filling up with fake news on COVID-19 despite steps taken by Facebook, Google, and Twitter to curb misleading information

13 Mar 2020 7:20 PM

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