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Internal Facebook documents show 'struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence' in India
World

Internal Facebook documents show 'struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence' in India

According to a report, the internal documents showed how bots and fake accounts tied to the “country’s ruling party and Opposition figures” were wreaking havoc on national elections.

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

Twitter is overhauling tags, will start testing the redesigns with some users in the US
News & Analysis

Twitter is overhauling tags, will start testing the redesigns with some users in the US

The labels are an update from those Twitter used for election misinformation before and after the 2020 presidential contest.

Congress writes to Twitter, seeks 'manipulated media' tag on 'toolkit' tweets of 11 Union ministers
India

Congress writes to Twitter, seeks 'manipulated media' tag on 'toolkit' tweets of 11 Union ministers

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
India

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.

In the grip of second COVID-19 wave, Kolhapur's ASHA workers challenge vaccine hesitancy, misinformation
Lifestyle

In the grip of second COVID-19 wave, Kolhapur's ASHA workers challenge vaccine hesitancy, misinformation

As of 12 May 2021, Kolhapur had reported over 82,763 overall COVID-19 cases, with the number of deceased at 2,840 — a fatality rate of 3.5 percent, the highest in Maharashtra.

Lemon juice doesn't prevent COVID-19, misinformation abounds on social media in India
India

Lemon juice doesn't prevent COVID-19, misinformation abounds on social media in India

Much of the misinformation travels on WhatsApp, which has more than 400 million users in India.

Hey Joe Rogan, check your privilege, and your facts
World

Hey Joe Rogan, check your privilege, and your facts

Rogan is a famous, rich, white male living in one of the most developed countries in the world with access to quality healthcare during the pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Govt must take cue from global examples, roll out targeted information campaigns
India

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Govt must take cue from global examples, roll out targeted information campaigns

Vaccine hesitancy has been compounded by the ongoing experience of surviving in the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated uncertainty

International Women's Day: It's time we cleared the stigma around infertility in women, challenged misinformation
science

International Women's Day: It's time we cleared the stigma around infertility in women, challenged misinformation

The disproportionate burden of infertility placed on women is one of the largest myths that exists till date.

Twitter is welcome to do business in India, but it must respect Indian laws: MeitY
News & Analysis

Twitter is welcome to do business in India, but it must respect Indian laws: MeitY

As Twitter faces backlash in India, Koo app, an Indian microblogging app is gaining popularity in India.

A year since the pandemic: Waves of fake news spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine
science

A year since the pandemic: Waves of fake news spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine

Some conspiracy theorists believe that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax or part of an elite plan, masterminded by the likes of Bill Gates, to control the population.

Twitter will now show warning to users if they try to retweet flagged tweets
News & Analysis

Twitter will now show warning to users if they try to retweet flagged tweets

At present, when users try to share a retweet, Twitter opens a window to compose a quote tweet instead of immediately sharing the tweet with followers.

US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo
World

US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo

When a once-in-a-century pandemic strikes, public health experts ask all to wear masks, but the US president tells Americans that mask-wearing is one of those rules not to be followed (like paying taxes, like the emoluments clause, like campaign finance laws, like obstructing justice)

Is everybody doing okay amid the pandemic? US researchers ask social media
World

Is everybody doing okay amid the pandemic? US researchers ask social media

Though the answer is not a perfect representation of the national mental health, analysis of Twitter data shows an uptick in signs of sadness, anxiety, depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts as compared to 2019

Twitter developing new feature called Birdwatch to address misinformation
News & Analysis

Twitter developing new feature called Birdwatch to address misinformation

The feature, which will help provide context for tweets, was first uncovered by technology blogger Jane Manchin Wong

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.

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.

Facebook to notify users if they are posting something that is more than 90 days old
News & Analysis

Facebook to notify users if they are posting something that is more than 90 days old

If the story is 90 days old, a pop-up will prompt users to ponder if what they are sharing is still relevant or not.

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.