Neowin News Feed for: Disinformation Neowin News Feed for: Disinformation en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft, Intel, BBC and others form coalition to combat misinformation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Numerous entities from the technology and media sector such as BBC, Intel, Microsoft, and Arm have joined forces to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA). <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:26:01 +0000 Facebook will allow ads for COVID-19 vaccines, as long as they are not for commercial gain <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook will now allow ads that promote COVID-19 vaccines as a way to stop the spread of the virus. However, it will ban exploitative ads and those that claim it to be a cure for the virus. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 19 Dec 2020 07:06:02 +0000 UK to introduce laws to improve safety on social media <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government is looking to introduce new laws that will apply to social media platforms. The laws will seek to crackdown on terrorist and child sexual abuse material as well as misinformation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 15 Dec 2020 14:28:01 +0000 WhatsApp is now exchanging close to 100 billion messages each day <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mark Zuckerberg announced that WhatsApp is now delivering around 100 billion messages a day. Userbase has grown considerably to two billion users now, compared to 500 million back in 2014. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Fri, 30 Oct 2020 06:04:01 +0000 Facebook rejected two million ads that obstruct voting <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced that 2.2 million ads have been rejected after it was found they sought to obstruct voting. Facebook is under a lot of pressure to keep fake news off of its platform. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:14:01 +0000 Adobe plans to preview its system of flagging 'photoshopped' images later this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As per the August 2020 CAI whitepaper, Adobe plans to demo its system of cryptographically tagging and maintaining a record of a photo&#039;s history later this year to curtail the spread of fake images. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Fri, 14 Aug 2020 06:48:01 +0000 WhatsApp says spread of "highly forwarded" messages has dropped by 70% globally <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The drop comes in as a result of the firm&#039;s action earlier this month when it restricted sending forwarded messages to only one person or a group at once. This also contributes to tackling fake news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Mon, 27 Apr 2020 20:16:01 +0000 WhatsApp will be limiting the forwarding of certain messages <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>To help curb the spread of disinformation and misreporting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, WhatsApp will be limiting the forwarding of messages with &quot;double arrows&quot; to only one chat at a time. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:18:01 +0000 Facebook and other social media companies under fire by British parliament <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the final report on disinformation and fake news, the DCMS called out Facebook and other media firms on their illegitimate usage and insufficient protection of data, as well as on disinformation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:36:01 +0000 Google announces measures to protect the European Union elections <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has announced measures to help bolster next year&#039;s European Union elections. The new measures will help voters get to the polling station, protect campaigns, and reveal ads data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 22 Nov 2018 16:18:01 +0000 Twitter suspended more than 70 million fake accounts in the last two months <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter&#039;s efforts to remove fake accounts and botnets spreading misinformation across its platform have more than doubled since late last year following pressure from U.S. lawmakers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sat, 07 Jul 2018 00:36:01 +0000 Facebook wants to show high quality news on its site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook is due to make a few changes to the news feed which aims to make more reliable news content more prominent. The company has decided on quite a fair way to decide what sources are legitimate. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:02:43 +0000