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Aug 10, 2018
Facebook says it does not censor content on its platform simply for being falseFacebook has rules against hate speech, but false content does not face censorship on its platform.
Jul 10, 2018
Blaming WhatsApp for deaths due to lynchings has shielded govt accountabilityA messaging application such as WhatsApp, with a large user base, has been arraigned as a co-conspirator to these tragedies.
Jun 22, 2018
Facebook announces new fact-checking measures, to scale to more countries by year endThe social media giant now has the fact-checking programme running in 14 countries and plans to scale to more countries by the end of the year.
May 24, 2018
Facebook announces a 'three-pronged strategy' to fight fake news; releases a 12-min clip explaining its fight against misinformationFacebook's new strategy includes removing content that violates policies, reducing distribution of fake content and informing people by giving them context
Apr 18, 2018
Facebook announces a 'third-party fact-checking program' in India for fighting fake newsFacebook os starting the partnership with BOOM as “it is one of the only two fact checkers in the country” that has been certified by Poynter Institute.
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.
Oct 03, 2017
Las Vegas shooting: Facebook safety-check feature found to be promoting alt-right newsAfter the attack, Facebook had activated the Safety Check option. Following this, far-right groups began circulating information about a certain Geary Danley.
Sep 22, 2017
Facebook initiates offline campaign in India to raise awareness about fake newsIn April, Facebook had said it was "building, testing and iterating on new products to identify and limit the spread of false news".
Aug 04, 2017
Facebook to expand Related Articles feature in other countries to counter fake newsThe feature is rolling out in the US, Germany, France and the Netherlands, because Facebook already has partner fact checkers in those countries.
Apr 24, 2017
Facebook not arbiter of truth, says COO Sheryl SandbergFacebook has been making efforts to tackle the proliferation of misinformation on its platform.