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Why streaming giant Spotify is facing the music over Joe Rogan, COVID-19 and Neil Young
World

Why streaming giant Spotify is facing the music over Joe Rogan, COVID-19 and Neil Young

The Swedish streaming giant has issued a statement saying it will add a content advisory to coronavirus-related podcasts after artists accused podcaster Joe Rogan of promoting misinformation about vaccines

How heavy internet usage and poor digital literacy made India world’s top source of misinformation on COVID-19
India

How heavy internet usage and poor digital literacy made India world’s top source of misinformation on COVID-19

An international study showed that India (15.94 percent), the US (9.74 percent), Brazil (8.57 percent) and Spain (8.03 percent) are the four most misinformation-affected countries

Google bans German YouTuber who repeatedly posted false claims about Coronavirus outbreak
Sports

Google bans German YouTuber who repeatedly posted false claims about Coronavirus outbreak

Google said that a YouTube channel known as KenFM was no longer available and that the person operating it would not be allowed to start another.

Facebook says it removed 4.7 million posts connected to hate organisations in Q1 2020
News & Analysis

Facebook says it removed 4.7 million posts connected to hate organisations in Q1 2020

The company also said it put warning labels on about 50 million pieces of content related to COVID-19.

Twitter launches labels, warnings on misleading COVID-19 information
News & Analysis

Twitter launches labels, warnings on misleading COVID-19 information

Twitter's new labels will provide links to more information in cases where the risk of harm from the tweet is not severe enough to be removed but people could be confused or misled.

TikTok introduces in-app feature to curb spread of misinformation amid COVID–19 pandemic
News & Analysis

TikTok introduces in-app feature to curb spread of misinformation amid COVID–19 pandemic

TikTok has also said that it will be inviting partners to submit proposals for a misinformation research grant of $50,000.

YouTube expands fact-check feature to US video searches during COVID-19 pandemic
News & Analysis

YouTube expands fact-check feature to US video searches during COVID-19 pandemic

YouTube says over a dozen US publishers are participating in its fact-checking network, including The Dispatch, FactCheck.org, PolitiFact and The Washington Post Fact Checker.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Discourse of COVID-19 related misinformation has changed to Muslims and religion, finds research
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Discourse of COVID-19 related misinformation has changed to Muslims and religion, finds research

A study has found that two categories of misinformation have been rising consistently due to a visible increase in stories around the coronavirus outbreak and Muslims, and police brutality.