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Prioritise fake news issue over payments service: IT Ministry to WhatsApp

India is the largest market for WhatsApp with the country accounting for over 200 million user base.

25 Jul 2018 5:58 PM

Man Booker Prize 2018: Longlist sees graphic novel for first time in award history

Sabrina, by US author Nick Drnaso, is about a vanished young woman and the 24-hour aftermath.

24 Jul 2018 3:24 PM

Amit Shah in 1,800 Delhi BJP WhatsApp groups to 'stem fake news'

Each WhatsApp group will have contact numbers of Amit Shah and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.

21 Jul 2018 8:07 PM

WhatsApp assures EC of steps to prevent its misuse ahead of polls

Global executives of WhatsApp are already in India and engaging with policymakers on various issues.

20 Jul 2018 2:47 PM

Take steps beyond labelling forwards: Govt asks WhatsApp amid mob lynching cases

Govt also warned WhatsApp that mediums used for propagation of rumours are liable to be treated as 'abettors'.

19 Jul 2018 9:28 PM


WhatsApp working on digital literacy programme to curb fake news

It has drawn flak from the Indian government over circulation of rumours and fake news on its platform.

19 Jul 2018 5:05 PM

Time fake news is nipped in the bud

With digitisation developing at breakneck speed it has become imperative to talk about stopping the spread of fake news.

16 Jul 2018 6:50 AM

Fake news cannot be unseen

As it brings more people online, a phrase that is heard most often since the onset of 2018 is ‘Fake news’.

16 Jul 2018 6:47 AM

Death by 'fake news': social media-fuelled lynchings shock India

The killing of Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath has resonated broadly among urban, well-educated Indians.

14 Jul 2018 1:59 PM

India's social media monitoring plan worries Supreme Court

The government wants social media users monitored and fake news identified.

13 Jul 2018 6:39 PM


WhatsApp will now label forwarded messages

The latest update to WhatsApp now notifies recipients whether a message has been forwarded or not.

11 Jul 2018 12:13 PM

YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism

YouTube will make 'authoritative' news sources more prominent.

10 Jul 2018 8:21 AM

Facebook enhances security measures to protect integrity of Pak elections

Sarim Aziz, Facebook's spokesperson in Pak, said that company increased safety, security staff to monitor all election-based activities.

08 Jul 2018 4:59 PM

WhatsApp begins testing new fake news-killing tool

WhatsApp is presently testing a new feature that suggests the authenticity of shared webpages,

07 Jul 2018 8:52 PM

WhatsApp to rope in researchers to fight fake news, detect problematic content

WhatsApp is offering researchers up to USD 50,000 in grants to study fake news on platform and find ways to detect problematic content.

06 Jul 2018 4:15 PM


Indian govt orders Whatsapp to curb spread of false messages

False messages about child abductors on WhatsApp have helped to trigger mass beatings of more than a dozen people in India.

04 Jul 2018 7:30 AM

Don’t be taken in by fake news

Fake history in the service of some petty cause is easily exposed.

23 Jun 2018 5:58 AM

How people help fight false news

False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation points.

22 Jun 2018 6:36 PM

Finally here's how you can identify a fake news

Eyeo has released a browser extension TrustedNews which identifies and reports about a content being trustworthy or fake.

18 Jun 2018 3:30 PM

'Online information on vaccines, autism not reliable'

The idea that vaccines can cause autism is still around, and parents continue to be exposed to this misinformation.

18 Jun 2018 1:16 PM