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Fake news, the DNA of tech firms: Gearing up for the 2019 polls

Social media companies seem quite serious about removing false news and propaganda from their platforms.

01 Oct 2018 2:08 AM

Facebook, Google to tackle spread of fake news, advisors want more

Several tech firms have agreed on a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news due.

27 Sep 2018 8:30 AM

WhatsApp says working with Reliance Jio to curb fake news

WhatsApp also plans to expand its outreach program to existing JioPhone users.

26 Sep 2018 9:09 AM

WhatsApp says working with India's Reliance Jio to curb fake news menace

India is a key market for WhatsApp but one where it has had to delay its payments services is due to the country’s push on data localisation.

26 Sep 2018 7:35 AM

Singapore panel recommends regulation of tech firms over fake news

A Singapore parliamentary committee said the government should consider legislation to ensure tech firms rein in the online fake news.

20 Sep 2018 9:06 PM

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Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

Improvements at Facebook might have been driven by changes to formulas.

20 Sep 2018 9:40 AM

WhatsApp expands radio campaign to curb fake news to 10 more Indian states

The Facebook-owned company has been on an overdrive after it faced severe criticism from the government over circulation of fake news.

05 Sep 2018 2:51 PM

WhatsApp expands radio campaign to curb fake news to 10 more Indian states

The Facebook-owned company has been on an overdrive after it faced severe criticism from the government.

05 Sep 2018 1:30 PM

Egypt president approves law clamping down on social media

The state's Supreme Council for Media Regulations will have the power to place people with more than 5,000 followers — on social media.

02 Sep 2018 3:42 PM

WhatsApp, DEF join hands to train community leaders fight fake news

DEF's training will encourage WhatsApp users to be more open towards other communities.

31 Aug 2018 3:12 PM

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Govt mulls action against India heads of social media on failure to halt fake news

Abide by law or face prosecution -- this is the tough message likely to be sent across to India heads of social media platforms.

30 Aug 2018 1:09 PM

WhatsApp kicks off radio campaigns in India to tackle fake news

The Facebook-owned company has been on an overdrive after it faced severe criticism from the government over circulation of fake news.

29 Aug 2018 7:09 PM

PM Modi urges people not to spread dirt through social media

The BJP has always rejected the charge and its supporters have argued that they are often a target of abuses by their rivals.

29 Aug 2018 12:54 PM

Donald Trump accuses social media firms of 'censorship'

Trump said it was 'very dangerous' for social media companies like Twitter Inc and Facebook to silence voices on their services.

25 Aug 2018 1:38 PM

User privacy a priority: WhatsApp rejects India's demand for message traceability

Emphasising people use platform for all kinds of 'sensitive conversations', WhatsApp said focus is on educating them about misinformation.

24 Aug 2018 11:30 AM

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Facebook suspends hundreds of apps over data concerns

Facebook said it has investigated to determine whether people's personal information was being improperly shared.

23 Aug 2018 12:08 PM

Microsoft’s anti-hacking efforts make it an internet cop

Microsoft stands virtually alone among tech companies with an aggressive approach that uses US courts to fight computer fraud and more.

22 Aug 2018 11:20 AM

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

Facebook said that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and Iran for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.

22 Aug 2018 11:07 AM

New fake news detector algorithm better than human

Researchers have claimed that the system is comparable to, and sometimes better than humans.

22 Aug 2018 9:31 AM

Facebook starts scoring users based on trustworthiness

If enough users report a story as false, the Facebook team will undergo a fact-checking process.

22 Aug 2018 7:27 AM

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