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Mar 24, 2018
Rahul Gandhi slams Ravi Shankar Prasad on pendency of cases: Law minister retaliates, calls it UPA govt's legacyCongress President Rahul Gandhi attacked Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, saying that he was "peddling fake news" while the legal system is collapsing
Mar 21, 2018
Google News Initiative launched along with an easier way to subscribe to news in its bid to fight fake newsGoogle said it plans to spend $300 million over the next three years to improve the accuracy and quality of news appearing on its platforms.
Mar 15, 2018
Facebook defends its position after UN officials call it out for spreading fear and hatred in MyanmarFacebook has seen a meteoric rise in Myanmar, a fledgling democracy shaking off 50 years of brutal junta rule.
Mar 14, 2018
YouTube to display 'information cues' from Wikipedia articles alongside videos in a bid to combat fake newsThough music and gaming videos are more popular on YouTube, it has made addressing the criticism around news and science videos a top priority this year.
Mar 02, 2018
Social media channels loaded to the brim with political content as election campaigns move online in ItalyOne initiative is Facebook’s partnership with online fact-checker, Pagella Politica, to review articles posted in the news feed for accuracy.
Feb 22, 2018
Twitter to prevent users from posting identical messages from multiple accounts in a crackdown on false newsTwitter said it would give users until 23 March to comply before suspending accounts. It made an exception for bots of broad interest such as earthquake alerts.
Feb 14, 2018
US intelligence agencies including CIA, FBI, NSA say Russian attempts to influence American elections are continuing unabatedUS intelligence chiefs said on Tuesday that Russian attempts to meddle in US politics are continuing unabated and pose a threat to mid-term congressional elections.
Jan 28, 2018
At a time when world is reeling under fake news, India’s pressing problem is its utter lack of interest in real newsAs media becomes more fragmented, people in India should have access to more authentication sources. However, lack of interest in real news could be our real problem.
Jan 25, 2018
In a series of tweets, Facebook comes in defence of its two-question user survey to curb fake newsAccording to Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed, Facebook will sample a new set of users each day.
Jan 23, 2018
Facebook says social media's benefits for democracy are not guaranteed; admits it was slow to respond to 2016 US election crisis“I wish I could guarantee that the positives are destined to outweigh the negatives, but I can‘t,” Samidh Chakrabarti, a Facebook product manager