Google launches $3 mn fund to fight misinformation around Covid vaccine
The fund will accept projects looking to expand the audience of fact-...
YouTube comes under fire for lax approach on overseas election misinformation
But half a world away in Myanmar, which held a general election...
Misinformation campaign being carried out about Farm Bills, says Assam BJP's Baijayant Panda
Panda added, “Farm laws were of 1960 when country was under famine. Farmers were restricted from selling their produce from one place to another. Economists in last 50 years have been stating that these laws were outdated and outlived its utility.”
Twitter will remove all misinformation about coronavirus vaccine
It will remove false or baseless claims about immunisations, and debunked myths about the vaccine.
BJP misleading people, spreading misinformation about opposition: CPI(M)
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had accused the opposition parties of having "double standards" for opposing the farm reforms enacted by the Narendra Modi government and cited their earlier support to many provisions of the new laws.
Biggest threat to COVID-19 vaccination could be fake news and misinformation
Now with hopes hanging on Covid-19 vaccines, the WHO and experts are warning those same phenomena may jeopardise roll-out of immunisation programmes meant to bring an end to the suffering.
YouTube to fight Covid-19 vaccine conspiracy theories, will add links to 'authoritative' info
Misinformation about the new coronavirus vaccines has proliferated on social media.
Pelosi slams Facebook as 'part of the problem' on election misinformation
"I'm not a big fan of Facebook. I don't know what they have been doing, but I know they've been part of the problem, all along," Pelosi told reporters at a news briefing.
Prince Harry & Meghan convene session on digital world, talk social media hate & misinformation
Meghan endured a slew of negative headlines in Britain after she married the prince.
Facebook's long and halting fight against misinformation
In April 2017, Facebook publicly acknowledged that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence national elections, in line with U.S. government findings of Russian interference.
YouTube bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation
The video platform said it would now ban any content with claims about COVID-19 vaccines that contradict consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization.
Infodemic forcing everyone to do their bit to curb misinformation
Till recently, the onus of curbing the spread of such news and misinformation rested on social media and messaging platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and others, but now this disparate grouping of people and corporates are doing their bit to sensitise online users about the importance of sharing content responsibly, although fact-checkers doubt the efficacy of these attempts.
Twitter tests reddish-magenta colour for misinformation labels to make them more obvious, direct
The company is working out whether to flag users who consistently post false information.