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SC asks Centre to use its power against ‘fake news’

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed strong displeasure on Centre's affidavit in a case related to media reporting on a Tablighi Jamaat congregation during the onset of Covid-19 pandemic. The top court asked the Centre...

To reduce fake content, Twitter to launch ‘read before you retweet’ prompt

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To help promote informed discussion and reduce spread of fake, harmful content, Twitter will very soon launch a new prompt on Android for the users to open and read the article first before retweeting. After a...

Facebook says will purge hateful posts by public figures in India

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Facing intense political heat in India over its alleged role in favouring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on its platform, social networking giant Facebook on Friday clarified its position, saying it has removed and...

Facebook to ban news outlets backed by political groups: Report

San Francisco, Aug 11 (IANS) As the US presidential election inches closer, Facebook is set to crack down on local news outlets backed or supported by political groups that push their agenda on the platform, Axios reported on Tuesday. The...

Removing hate speech ‘right thing’ to do: Facebook COO

San Francisco (IANS) Facing ad boycott from more than 400 advertisers, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has said that the company is working to remove hate speech on the platform not for financial reasons or advertiser pressure, because...

Social media users more likely to believe false Covid-19 news

Toronto (IANS) People who get their news from social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are more likely to have misperceptions about Covid-19 pandemic, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Misinformation Review, revealed that those that consume more...

Google to boost fake news, illegal content monitoring on YouTube

Seoul, (IANS) Google''s video-sharing platform YouTube will cooperate with South Korea to closely monitor and prevent the spread of fake news and illegal content. Google''s Senior Vice President Neal Mohan made the comments during a videoconference with Han Sang-hyuk, chairman...

WhatsApp chatbot now in Hindi to curb Covid-19 fake news

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The International Fact-Checking Network, a unit of the Poynter Institute, on Thursday launched the Hindi version of its global chatbot for WhatsApp to fight misinformation about Covid-19. The service was previously available in English and...

IFCN launches WhatsApp bot to fight COVID-19 misinformation

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Poynter Institutes International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) on Monday launched its chatbot on WhatsApp to help two billion users of the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform to check veracity of information related to COVID-19. The IFCN''s bot...

Requesting facebook for acces to user data, India comes 2nd to US

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Indian government was second to the US in requesting Facebook for access to users' data in the first six months of this year -- an increase of nearly 37 per cent from the second...

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Jaishankar says that Indian foreign policy is about a multi-polar world

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The External Affairs Committee of Parliamentary Affairs met on Saturday to brief members of...