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Facebook, Twitter, Google to provide monthly reports on their fight against disinformation, says EU
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Facebook, Twitter, Google to provide monthly reports on their fight against disinformation, says EU

EU officials called out Russia and China for their roles in the spread of fake news.

Facebook announces that it will remove certain misleading content about the 2020 US census
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Facebook announces that it will remove certain misleading content about the 2020 US census

Facebook would prohibit ads that "portray census participation as useless or meaningless or advise people not to participate in the census."

Social media's impact on political uprisings in Africa: The good, bad, and the ugly
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Social media's impact on political uprisings in Africa: The good, bad, and the ugly

Social media played a role in every single political uprising of the past decade in Africa.

Confidential evidence from Robert Mueller's Russia probe used in disinformation campaign, say US federal prosecutors
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Confidential evidence from Robert Mueller's Russia probe used in disinformation campaign, say US federal prosecutors

The evidence in the Russia probe had been handed over to defence attorneys for Concord Management and Consulting LLC, a Russian company that special counsel Robert Mueller has charged with financing efforts to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election.

Donald Trump is the worst perpetrator of fake news in the United States, says UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye
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Donald Trump is the worst perpetrator of fake news in the United States, says UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye

David Kaye also said that governments are real offenders when it comes to the spread of fake news.

LinkedIn co-founder unknowingly funded disinformation effort in Alabama elections
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LinkedIn co-founder unknowingly funded disinformation effort in Alabama elections

Hoffman invested a total of $7,50,000 in the group's which used Russian-style disinformation tactics.

European Union exec proposes a plan to combat fake news as elections approach
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European Union exec proposes a plan to combat fake news as elections approach

The exec propose spending more money to counter fake news, establishing an early warning system.

Twitter beats Wall Street estimates despite losing 9 mn users after removing bots
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Twitter beats Wall Street estimates despite losing 9 mn users after removing bots

Twitter’s advertising revenue jumped 29 percent to $650 million in the third quarter from a year earlier

Kerala Floods: Indian Army warns against fake news, tweets images of imposter in combat uniform discussing rescue ops
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Kerala Floods: Indian Army warns against fake news, tweets images of imposter in combat uniform discussing rescue ops

With the toll in Kerala floods rising to 210, and over 3.14 lakh people shifted to relief camps, the state also has to tackle fake news. The Additional Directorate General of Public Information, on Sunday, issued a warning against an imposter wearing Army combat uniform in a video spreading misinformation about rescue and relief efforts underway in the state.

Fighting fake news: India joins series of nations issuing directives against sowing of disinformation in media
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Fighting fake news: India joins series of nations issuing directives against sowing of disinformation in media

India is not alone in issuing directives to counter the menace of fake news in the media. Countries around the world have drawn legislations against sowing of disinformation in media

Twitter seeks external help to improve quality of conversations in the light of rising online abuse and political manipulation
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Twitter seeks external help to improve quality of conversations in the light of rising online abuse and political manipulation

Twitter is asking outside experts to pitch proposals for ways to measure the service's health by the quality of debates, conversations, and critical thinking.