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Google, Facebook, Twitter rapped for not doing enough in EU fake news fight

The tech giants took a voluntary pledge last October to combat the spread of fake news.

18 May 2019 10:10 AM

Viral cancer cure message fake: Tata Memorial hospital

For instance, a social media message claiming that hot coconut water is the solution to cancer has gone viral over the last few days.

18 May 2019 4:08 AM

Who burned Notre Dame? Brussels goes after fake news as EU election nears

By funding fact-checking organisation Brussels hopes to shield the 427 million people eligible to vote for 751-seat EU chamber on May 23-26.

16 May 2019 2:26 PM

Journalist arrested for circulating fake news, morphed photo of Karnataka CM

Police said the action was taken based on a complaint by the chief minister's media secretary H B Dinesh.

03 May 2019 5:54 PM

Spain elections: Pro far-right groups taken down by Facebook

The findings were provided by the campaign group Avaaz which made a presentation to Facebook and the contents were taken down.

25 Apr 2019 5:26 PM


YouTube info panels to display news publisher's govt funding

Social media giants are collaborating with third-parties to verify content to combat spread of 'fake news', ahead of general elections.

15 Apr 2019 3:20 PM

India discusses fake news and Its impact on Lok Sabha Elections 2019

An estimated 900 million voters (9.4% new voters) are battling the influence of fake news before they cast their votes.

10 Apr 2019 5:44 PM

Facebook promises crackdown on fake news in Australia

The move comes with the company - and its peers around the world - under growing pressure to rid their platforms of misinformation.

05 Apr 2019 1:21 PM

WhatsApp unveils 'tipline' to tackle fake news

This centre is equipped to review content in the form of pictures, video links or text and will cover English and four regional languages.

02 Apr 2019 12:40 PM

Despite being exposed, fake news thrives on social media ahead of India polls

Social media companies are struggling with fake news in India despite saying they’ve taken steps to tackle the menace.

02 Apr 2019 12:25 PM


WhatsApp tests new 'frequently forwarded' label to curb fake news

The new feature is currently in beta for Android and labels messages you send as ‘frequently forwarded.’

26 Mar 2019 2:15 PM

Congress launches online campaign against ‘fake news’

The campaign against “fake news” was kicked off by the Twitter handle, @STFUIndianMedia.

24 Mar 2019 4:29 AM

WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation collaborate for digital literacy in India

The co-created curriculum encourages people to be mindful about forwarding rumors.

18 Mar 2019 1:15 PM

Trump defends ‘Tim Apple’ comment, says he was saving time

Trump tweeted Monday: “I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words.

12 Mar 2019 4:28 PM

YouTube to show info panels to flag misinformation

YouTube said it will start showing 'information panels' -- flagging misinformation and offering correct insights.

07 Mar 2019 10:48 AM


Par panel concerned over ability of Facebook to check misuse of its platform

Facebook, apologised for remarks made by Facebook employees especially on terrorism and recent Pulwama attacks.

06 Mar 2019 4:11 PM

Facebook took three years to act against fake news in this country

It was a chance contact with a Facebook employee in January 2019 that influenced its decision to remove offenders.

04 Mar 2019 12:26 PM

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

The tech companies and trade bodies representing the advertising industry signed up to a voluntary code of conduct.

01 Mar 2019 1:31 PM

'Be cautious of Opposition's attempt to spread fake news over social media': Modi

PM also urged people to not get influenced by fake news being spread over social media by enemy countries.

28 Feb 2019 9:06 PM

EC asks Delhi police to investigate ‘fake news’

Asking police to investigate the matter, the EC said its logo was used on social media to “mislead” people.

23 Feb 2019 1:43 AM