Tag: Fake news

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Facebook takes down 200 BJP accounts

Key fact-checkers stop working with Facebook

San Francisco, Two leading fact-checking agencies have ended their partnerships with Facebook, striking a significant blow to the network’s efforts to fight fake news, media reports said. The social network had paid the Associated Press and Snopes to combat its misinformation crisis. But both confirmed they stopped checking articles at[Read More…]

Fact Check: CBSE class 12th Board result on April 10 notice on WhatsApp FAKE

Twitter accounts linked to fake news still thriving: Study

San Francisco: Twitter still remains a hotbed for accounts spreading fake news, suggests a new study that looked into how fake and conspiracy news flourished on the microblogging site both before and after the 2016 US presidential election. More than 80 per cent of the Twitter accounts linked to spread[Read More…]

Fact Check: CBSE class 12th Board result on April 10 notice on WhatsApp FAKE

NRI businessman gets $1.2 mn compensation over fake news

An Indo-Canadian businessman, who is originally from Bhuj, Gujarat, has been awarded $1.2 million in damages after he was defamed in a series of fake news articles instigated by a prominent American blockchain investor. It is one of the biggest compensations of its kind in Canada. Vancouver-based Altaf Nazerali had[Read More…]

Kerala floods: Here’s how Twitter can save you from fake news

Kerala floods: Here’s how Twitter can save you from fake news

If you are in Kerala and are affected by the devastating floods, using Twitter may help you steer clear of fake news. When communication services are limited and internet connectivity is poor, using the data-friendly “Twitter Lite” can help you connect easily with government agencies, relief organisations, media and volunteers.[Read More…]

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