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China seeks to root out fake news and deepfakes with new online content rules

New rules include a ban on the publishing & distribution of “fake news” created with technologies such as AI and VR.

01 Dec 2019 1:18 PM

Singapore tells Facebook to correct user's post in test of 'fake news' laws

The government said in a statement that it had issued an order requiring Facebook “to publish a correction notice.”

30 Nov 2019 10:41 AM

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post

Singapore says it is particularly vulnerable to fake news because of its position as a global financial hub.

25 Nov 2019 6:00 PM

Ayodhya Verdict: Himachal police warns against circulation of fake news

The apex court is likely to pronounce judgment at 10:30 am in Ayodhya case.

09 Nov 2019 10:37 AM

Now, detect person’s intent to mislead

Study finds method to know speakers' intent.

03 Nov 2019 11:44 AM


Facebook, Google, Twitter urged to do more to combat fake news in EU

Should they fail they do so, they will face regulatory action says the European body which is also drafting safety & liability rules online.

30 Oct 2019 9:29 AM

News Corp to supply headlines for Facebook's upcoming news tab

Facebook Inc’s upcoming news tab will feature headlines from the Wall Street Journal and some other News Corp media properties, it revealed.

19 Oct 2019 12:37 PM

Yes Bank files complaint against fake news on its financial health

Shares of the company are witnessing heavy beating at stock exchanges during the last few days.

06 Oct 2019 5:14 PM

Fake news can be the cause of cognitive disability

Studies reveal that fake news can lead to false memories.

22 Aug 2019 10:04 AM

Instagram steps up measures to combat menace of fake news

Starting last friday, users in the US can begin reporting posts suspected of fake news, feature to roll out in India soon.

19 Aug 2019 6:10 PM


Pseudoscience free run: Train scientists to interact with public often

Nearly 75 per cent of those surveyed in South Asia reported high or medium levels of trust in scientists.

11 Aug 2019 4:23 AM

3 ways to hack WhatsApp by exploiting flaws revealed by researchers; Watch video

Of the three flaws, only the third has been fixed by Facebook as of now.

08 Aug 2019 6:35 PM

Digvijay Singh demands regulation for social media; blames fake news for communal tensions

He demanded a comprehensive law so that indecent language and spread of communal poison is checked on social media.

02 Jul 2019 9:11 PM

How online gaming helps to fight fake news?

The results showed that players were 21 per cent less likely to believe fake news than they were before they played the game.

25 Jun 2019 12:13 PM

There should be discussion on fake news in Parliament: Prakash Javadekar

WhatsApp has been at the centre of many controversies for allegedly being a platform to spread 'fake news'.

21 Jun 2019 2:21 PM


A Bible? A Quran?: Reality check of viral post shows different story

Posts claiming the book was a Bible or Quran found underwater hail the supposed discovery as miraculous.

19 Jun 2019 2:30 PM

EU calls for more data from online platforms in fight against fake news

EU governments and NATO allies say Russia is targeting elections to undermine Western democracy.

15 Jun 2019 3:09 PM

Think before you Tweet

On being schooled on the veracity of the tweet, Madhu took down her tweet and apologised.

15 Jun 2019 12:12 AM

Mystic Mantra: Truth in the age of lies

It is sad that despite Joseph’s father being a model of great piety, his brothers were not inspired to inculcate the same virtuosity.

05 Jun 2019 2:35 AM

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