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
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
The labels are an update from those Twitter used for election misinformation before and after the 2020 presidential contest.
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.
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.
Much of the misinformation travels on WhatsApp, which has more than 400 million users in India.
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
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
The disproportionate burden of infertility placed on women is one of the largest myths that exists till date.
As Twitter faces backlash in India, Koo app, an Indian microblogging app is gaining popularity in India.
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.
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.
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)
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
The feature, which will help provide context for tweets, was first uncovered by technology blogger Jane Manchin Wong
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'
Facebook also said it will label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians.
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
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.