Fake News News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that social media cannot be underestimated and that a small piece of fake news generated by it can create chaos
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasising on the internal security of the country, said India needs to defeat threats arising from Maoist
'Some of the videos blocked by the Ministry were being used to spread disinformation on issues related to Agnipath scheme, Indian Armed Forces, India's national security apparatus, Kashmir,' the official statement said
Disinformation during the elections has run wild in Brazil despite stricter rules and better policing introduced against fake news
J&K: Srinagar police issues advisory to journalists to not fall prey to sensationalism ahead of Indo-Pak cricket match
The police requested that the media fraternity should not fall prey to sensationalism and should verify all sensitive news/videos/pictures, which have the potential of creating law and order situations
Fact-checking isn’t enough to fight fake news and misinformation because the term itself has taken on political connotations. What would help is ‘pre-bunking,’ or teaching people to identify which news is fake, on their own.
When asked by AFP whether the reports were true, Raiola's agency said: "Mino is not dead, the stories are fake news". The agency would not reveal Raiola's whereabouts nor whether he was sick.
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said the blocked YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of more than 260 crore, and used logos of TV news channels and false thumbnails to mislead viewers
As Russian troops invade cities, armies of trolls are employed online to stir up anti-Ukraine sentiment. On TikTok, clever videos serve up Russian nationalism with a dash of humour
The two-week-long conflict has led to an overwhelming flow of information emanating from Russia and Ukraine; in several instances, the news has been misleading, with many sharing outlandish and bizarre claims on social media
The move assumes significance as a series of reports recently citing internal documents showed "a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence" in India - Facebook's biggest market with over 40 crore users
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
Reseachers found that fake stories did seem to change people’s behaviour, but not dramatically so.
The EU calls for digital platforms and ad companies to share information on advertisements that any of them reject for promoting disinformation.
WhatsApp had a grievance officer in India even before new IT rules came into effect: How to register complaint
Many foreign social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are yet to appoint a grievance officer based out of India for users to raise a complaint with them.
Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleged that the "forged, fabricated material" and claims made under #CongressToolkitExposed by various Union ministers are identical to the material that has already been marked as 'manipulated media' by Twitter
Stand validated, says Congress as Twitter labels COVID toolkit tweets 'manipulative media'; Centre demands removal of tag
The government, while asking Twitter to remove the tag, made it clear that the social media platform cannot pass judgment when the issue is under investigation.
A video shared by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesperson purportedly of Palestinian militants firing rockets at Israelis from civilian areas in Gaza Strip was taken down by Twitter, as it was a 2018 clip from Syria or Libya
Much of the misinformation travels on WhatsApp, which has more than 400 million users in India.
Australian PM urges Facebook to lift its blockage, warns that other countries would follow the govt's example
Prime Minister Scott Morrison described Facebook’s move to prevent Australians accessing and sharing news as a threat.