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Coronavirus misinformation

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

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

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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

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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