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WhatsApp fights bulk messaging in the run-up to the national elections

WhatsApp details how bulk messaging and coordinated abuse is fought.

06 Feb 2019 6:07 PM

Snopes quits fact-checking for Facebook

The company revealed that it is currently evaluating the ramifications and costs of providing third-party fact-checking services.

03 Feb 2019 11:57 AM

Facebook takes down accounts linked to fake news syndicate

These accounts and pages were actively working to conceal what they were doing.

01 Feb 2019 11:24 AM

MIT study suggests crowdsourcing might be the solution to fake news

Respondents in the survey distrusted marginal websites, and there was agreement among general audience and professional fact-checkers.

30 Jan 2019 4:43 PM

Google, Facebook, Twitter urged to do more against fake news

Companies and trade bodies representing the advertising industry signed up to a voluntary code of conduct.

30 Jan 2019 11:07 AM


WhatsApp to cap message forwarding to 5 chats globally

WhatsApp carefully evaluated this test and listened to user feedback over a six-month period.

21 Jan 2019 3:39 PM

Govt mulls law to force firms trace fake news

The ministry is seeking feedback from the public on the draft amendments by January 15 before taking a final decision.

25 Dec 2018 1:18 AM

Government meets with WhatsApp over tracing of fake news: source

WhatsApp has been working to curb the circulation of what technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad termed “sinister” content.

07 Dec 2018 6:29 PM

EU steps up fight against ‘fake news’ ahead of elections

Officials from the EU’s executive Commission unveiled the measures Wednesday as part of an action plan to counter disinformation.

06 Dec 2018 12:02 PM

WhatsApp hires Ezetap's Abhijit Bose to be its India head

WhatsApp tries to curb the spread of misinformation on its service in India where it has more than 200 million users.

22 Nov 2018 10:59 AM


Fake news: WhatsApp, DEF host training for community leaders in Jaipur

Over 120 participants were trained on how to spot false news and differentiate between rumours and opinions.

19 Nov 2018 6:05 PM

Fake news is winning the war against facts

Extensive research by the BBC World Service has thrown light on what India has known for a while as an incipient problem of fake news.

14 Nov 2018 3:50 AM

Fake news is like a virus: Akhilesh Yadav

Mr Akhilesh Yadav compared fake news to a virus while speaking at the ‘Beyond Fake News’ conference here on Monday,

13 Nov 2018 12:15 AM

Social media’s misinformation battle: No winners, so far

Facebook and other social platforms have been waging a fight against online misinformation and hate speech for two years.

04 Nov 2018 9:41 AM

Fake news network vs bots: the online war around Khashoggi killing

Bots have flooded social media in recent weeks, many of them promoting messages which support Saudi Arabia.

02 Nov 2018 10:10 AM


Facebook caught in an election-security Catch-22

CEO Mark Zuckerberg called 2019 “another year of significant investment” during the earnings call.

31 Oct 2018 8:09 PM

Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming US elections

Facebook has stopped short of banning all false or misleading posts, something that it has shied away.

16 Oct 2018 1:17 PM

WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

The drive follows intense government pressure for both Facebook and WhatsApp to fight fake news.

14 Oct 2018 10:32 AM

Researchers build AI that scans source for fake news

The AI uses machine learning algorithm which has been trained using Media Bias/Fact Check's analysis of over 2,000 news outlets.

05 Oct 2018 9:44 AM

Fake news, the DNA of tech firms: The big fight against fake news

Technology companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft are also gearing up to fight the menace of fake news.

01 Oct 2018 2:10 AM