2019 - The year of fake news
CAA protests latest in a series of events that triggered extensive spread of misinformation across social media, say fact checkers.
Imran Khan tweets fake video from Bangladesh, tries to passes off as police violence in UP
The seven-year-old video showed police action agai...
MHA asks States, UTs to check violence, circulation of fake news
Violence was reported from different parts of the country during protests ag...
Singapore government again uses fake news law against opposition
The Ministry of Manpower called for the changes to a Facebook post sponsored by the Singapore Democratic Party, the government agency said in a statement. The Dec. 2 post carried agraphic showing falling employment of local executives and a report promoting the party's population policy, according to the statement.
After rejig, Facebook users will get fake news alerts
Facebook started a pilot fact-checking program in Karnataka last year through a partnership with fact-checking portal Boom, followed by one with Vishvas-.News. The company will also act against pages that ‘repeatedly share false news’ and reduce both the moneymaking potential of such pages and their advertising revenue.
Fake news alert: Parineeti Chopra's 'Beti Bachao' contract expired in 2017, not after CAA protest
There were reports that the actor was dropped from the campaign after she called the police action on Jamia students 'barbaric'.
Facebook caught in crossfire of Singapore's 'fake news' law
The government had previously denounced the report that police had arrested a government whistle-blower and taken down information that exposed a plot to turn the affluent city into a Christian state. Singapore introduced its controversial fake news law as it prepares to hold general elections by April 2021.
Supreme Court asks Centre to consider publicising info about CAA to curb circulation of fake news
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which decided to examine the constitutional validity of the CAA, took note of BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay's plea that he was not against the new law, but wanted a direction to the Centre and authorities to make citizens aware about it.
PIB establishes checking unit to combat fake news against government on social media
Although the social media analytics unit was later disbanded, MIB worked closely with the Election Commission and social media companies during the Lok Sabha polls this year to find and remove posts spreading fake news.
Fake news bigger menace than paid news: Prakash Javadekar
Speaking at an event organised by the Press Council of India to observe National Press Day and confer National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, the union minister for information and broadcasting also touched upon the issue of "lynching" and how only "one kind of lynching" was being talked about.
Facebook gears up for marketing push in India
The plan, sources told ET, is to enhance user engagement across the suite of apps – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The move comes at a time when Chinese video-sharing networking service TikTok is adding users in India. The Menlo Park-based social network, owned by tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, has hired Avinash Pant to head the marketing function.
Don’t blindly believe this editorial: Fake news is better tackled by making news consumers ‘smarter’ readers
Fake newsmakers will keep on making fake news. It’s up to readers to decide whether they wish to be duped or not.
Fact or fiction? Experts say spotting fake news on Facebook is not that easy
In 2016, Facebook incorporated fact-checking into its platform.
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