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If Trump loses, social media anticipates a fight, plans strategy to beat back misinformation

Facebook is considering options including a “kill switch” to shut off political advertising after election day to thwart misinformation.

22 Aug 2020 2:18 PM

TikTok initiates measures to communicate its side of the story to the American public

The company, owned by China-based ByteDance, also launched a new @tiktok_comms Twitter account to address issues in real time.

18 Aug 2020 8:58 PM

Google slammed for spreading 'misinformation' to counter Australian law mandating it to pay for news

The tech giant in an open letter claimed it would be forced to hand over users’ search data to news media companies.

17 Aug 2020 2:07 PM

Facebook launches voting information centre to stop fake news' effect on US election

It will serve as a one-stop-shop to give people in the US the tools and information they need to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

13 Aug 2020 3:44 PM

Trump Jr suspended from Twitter over COVID-19 video

The eldest son of US President Donald Trump posted a since-deleted tweet with a viral video of doctors talking about hydroxychloroquine

29 Jul 2020 10:19 AM


Thanks to conspiracy theories, Australians are refusing to test for COVID-19

Health officials in southern state of Victoria pled with the public to get themselves tested and to ignore disinformation spreading online

03 Jul 2020 12:40 PM

Coronavirus posts on Facebook will come with a notification on its source and published time

“Our goal is to make it easier for people to identify content that’s timely, reliable and most valuable to them,” a Facebook official said.

26 Jun 2020 7:25 PM

Facebook miffed as Singapore government gets dissident's pages blocked

It is legally compelled to comply with government orders to block pages but criticised it saying the law would stifle voices on the internet

01 Jun 2020 8:47 PM

Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

In a statement, Twitter said Trump’s vote-by-mail tweets “contain potentially misleading information about voting processes "

27 May 2020 8:57 AM

TikTok bans 'misleading information'

The relatively new, young social media platform however has not yet described how it would decide content under 'Misleading information'.

09 Jan 2020 4:00 PM


Dissecting Sri Lankan government’s social media ban

Sri Lanka has a complicated history with social media, providing context to the government’s ban on it after the Easter Sunday attacks.

25 Apr 2019 2:57 PM

WhatsApp and NASSCOM Foundation collaborate for digital literacy in India

The co-created curriculum encourages people to be mindful about forwarding rumors.

18 Mar 2019 1:15 PM

YouTube to show info panels to flag misinformation

YouTube said it will start showing 'information panels' -- flagging misinformation and offering correct insights.

07 Mar 2019 10:48 AM

Curbing misinformation

YouTube demotes flat-earthers, conspiracy theorists.

26 Jan 2019 7:49 PM

Facebook cracks down on false posts which incite violence

Facebook may remove inaccurate or misleading content, such as doctored photos, created or shared to stir up to ignite volatile situations.

19 Jul 2018 11:55 AM


Google announces training programme for journalists

It is aimed at raising awareness against misinformation and providing new tools to the fourth estate against fake news.

19 Jun 2018 5:04 PM

Play 'fake news tycoon' to combat misinformation

The game, based in part on existing studies of online disinformation, takes its cues from actual conspiracy theories about organizations.

20 Feb 2018 10:26 AM

Govt-Aided awareness campaign in Punjab says AIDS spreads through handshake

PSACS has published pamphlet, ntended to provide awareness on AIDS, but with information, that can only be called grossly erroneous.

25 Sep 2017 2:25 PM