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Facebook's long and halting fight against misinformation: A timeline of six years
News & Analysis

Facebook's long and halting fight against misinformation: A timeline of six years

Here are some of the biggest steps and missteps Facebook has taken in the fight against misinformation since 2016

Two Rajasthan scribes booked for reporting Congress MLAs' 'phone tapping' during Pilot-Gehlot power tussle
Politics

Two Rajasthan scribes booked for reporting Congress MLAs' 'phone tapping' during Pilot-Gehlot power tussle

As per the FIR, Sharat Kumar of Rajasthan Tak and Lokendra Singh, who manages Sachin Pilot's press releases on social media, have been accused of fabricating the news report

Facebook is failing in global disinformation battle, claims former employee
World

Facebook is failing in global disinformation battle, claims former employee

Facebook was “largely motivated by PR,” wrote Sophie Zhang, who added that “the civic aspect was discounted because of its small volume, its disproportionate impact ignored.”

Facebook is changing its Terms of Service starting 1 October: Here's what it means
News & Analysis

Facebook is changing its Terms of Service starting 1 October: Here's what it means

With the change in Terms of Services, Facebook is basically redesigning the rules to avoid legal ramifications.

Facebook plans to introduce 'Facebook News' feature in India by next year
News & Analysis

Facebook plans to introduce 'Facebook News' feature in India by next year

Facebook has said that the news publishers will be paid in every country for the delivery of news on the app.

Facebook controversy: From US to Sri Lanka, social media company has faced heat over controversial political posts, ads
World

Facebook controversy: From US to Sri Lanka, social media company has faced heat over controversial political posts, ads

Facebook's handling of controversial political posts and advertisements has left the social media company facing scathing criticism from those in power and the Opposition

Advertisement for 5,285 vacancies in Indian Railways is fake, says rail ministry
India

Advertisement for 5,285 vacancies in Indian Railways is fake, says rail ministry

The ministry clarified that no private agency has been authorised to advertise any recruitments in Indian Railways

WhatsApp's new quick web search feature will now let you verify information you receive
News & Analysis

WhatsApp's new quick web search feature will now let you verify information you receive

The feature will let users quickly search the web to find out news results or other sources of information about the content they receive.

Fighting fake news in Ukraine, Facebook fact-checkers tread an increasingly blurry line
World

Fighting fake news in Ukraine, Facebook fact-checkers tread an increasingly blurry line

Many European countries struggle with Far-Right groups, but critics said they are tolerated to an excessive degree in Ukraine because they share a common enemy with the country’s intellectual mainstream: Russia

Hard to prove Russia's influence on Brexit, but UK govt did nothing to protect referendum, finds report
World

Hard to prove Russia's influence on Brexit, but UK govt did nothing to protect referendum, finds report

The Labour Party has accused the British govt of failing to publish the report because it would lead to further questions about links between Russia and the pro-Brexit campaign, which Johnson helped lead

Facebook says it will now label newsworthy content, activists argue 'new changes don't go nearly far enough'
News & Analysis

Facebook says it will now label newsworthy content, activists argue 'new changes don't go nearly far enough'

Facebook also said it will label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians.

'World facing two-pronged attack of coronavirus and fake news,' S Jaishankar on need to strengthen scientific approaches
India

'World facing two-pronged attack of coronavirus and fake news,' S Jaishankar on need to strengthen scientific approaches

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said 'while it was too early to say that the coronavirus has altered our way of life forever, it has reduced humanity's instinctive comfort in the presence of others.'

Campaigns against fake news tackle its supply, but more vital work perhaps lies in addressing the demand for it
India

Campaigns against fake news tackle its supply, but more vital work perhaps lies in addressing the demand for it

If moral sense is innate in humans, just as a sense of language is, then it follows that fake news is appealing to the moral sensibilities of many in a way that more factual reporting is not. Without understanding and tackling this, we are unlikely to succeed in tackling the global information crisis.

What is Facebook's deal with Donald Trump? The answer lies in an October 2019 dinner at the White House
World

What is Facebook's deal with Donald Trump? The answer lies in an October 2019 dinner at the White House

On 20 November last year, NBC News broke the news that Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump and a Facebook board member, Peter Thiel, had dined together at the White House the previous month

Twitter puts manipulated media tag on Donald Trump tweet about 'racist baby' after US president puts out doctored clip
World

Twitter puts manipulated media tag on Donald Trump tweet about 'racist baby' after US president puts out doctored clip

Twitter Inc added a ‘manipulated media’ label on a video posted on US president Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on Thursday that showed a doctored news clip with a misspelled banner flashing “Terrified toddler runs from racist baby.”

In Rasika Dugal, Mukul Chadda's Banana Bread, how a real-life couple became co-creators of a social distancing satire
Entertainment

In Rasika Dugal, Mukul Chadda's Banana Bread, how a real-life couple became co-creators of a social distancing satire

Rasika Dugal and Mukul Chadda, a real-life couple, play neighbours whose wavelengths do not match until they crave for each other's company during lockdown.

No advisory on postponing NEET-UG 2020, says PIB; NTA to hold exams on 26 July
India

No advisory on postponing NEET-UG 2020, says PIB; NTA to hold exams on 26 July

The Press Information Bureau (PIB), on Wednesday tweeted that a fake message is being circulated on social media claiming that the NEET-UG 2020 has been postponed to August

Supreme Court restrains Himachal Pradesh Police from arresting Vinod Dua in sedition case, refuses to stay probe
India

Supreme Court restrains Himachal Pradesh Police from arresting Vinod Dua in sedition case, refuses to stay probe

The top court said that Vinod Dua will have to join the investigation and there shall be no stay on the ongoing probe undertaken by the Himachal Pradesh Police.

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

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.

Delhi Police files FIR against journalist Vinod Dua on BJP leader's complaint; scribe accused of 'misreporting' on February riots
India

Delhi Police files FIR against journalist Vinod Dua on BJP leader's complaint; scribe accused of 'misreporting' on February riots

Delhi police on Friday said they have registered an FIR against senior journalist Vinod Dua for allegedly "making statements conducing to public mischief" on the complaint of BJP spokesperson Naveen Kumar