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Jan 26, 2017
Facebook fights fake news and misinformation; revamps Trending TopicsIn a move to curb the spread of fake news and misinformation, Facebook has revamped its Trending Topics feature that will now allow every user from a region to see the same trending topic.
Dec 19, 2016
Facebook fake news: Germany looking to impose €500,000 fine for each piece of misinformationGermany is once again after Facebook, and other online entities like Google and Twitter to take action against the spread of fake news or incur fines of up to €500,000 for each piece of misinformation.
Dec 16, 2016
Facebook announces new tools and features to tackle problem of fake newsFacebook stressed that the new features are part of an ongoing process to refine and test how it deals with fake news.
Dec 06, 2016
Facebook has started using 'Survey' to ask users about articles using misleading languageIn an effort to stop the proliferation of fake news, Facebook has initiated a "Survey" that asks users to what extent they think an article uses misleading language.
Nov 30, 2016
German foreign intelligence chief warns of Russian hackers spreading misinformationGermany's spy chief has warned that Russian hackers are pelting his country with disinformation that could undermine the democratic process.
Nov 29, 2016
Fake news menace: Blame yourself, not Facebook or the rest of social mediaAmong the few things I've been pondering over the past couple of months is the recent spurt of stories around fake news online. It all began when the United States elected Donald Trump as its 45th President. As the world looked closely to details around counting, we were surprised at the momentum that Donald Trump was gaining.
Nov 20, 2016
Facebook CEO announces steps to counter fake news on the social networkA day after US President Barack Obama criticised Facebook for spreading fake news that favoured Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced new steps to counter fake news on the platform, a media report said.
Nov 15, 2016
Don't blame Facebook and Google algorithms, misinformation spreads rapidly because of peopleFacebook and Google are being pulled up for displaying links to fake news stories, but people contribute to the circulation of misinformation too.
Mar 08, 2016
True lies: One month of #KanhaiyaKumar #JNURow wildfire, unbearable risks of digital ‘misinformation’The Kanhaiya Kumar case offers a striking parallel narrative to the examples in the WEF report that speaks of “misuse of an open and easily accessible system and the greater danger of misguided attempts to prevent such outcomes.”
Sep 29, 2015
Indian Army takes to Whatsapp to combat misinformation campaignThe Army has to fight with a new problem of misinformation campaign on social media which appears to be a tough challenge. It has three officers dedicated to dealing with Whatsapp, Twitter and Facebook.