Twitter is experimenting with allowing some users to report tweets containing misleading information, with a special focus on misinformation related to COVID-19, vaccines, and elections.
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Facebook today published a blog post outlining its efforts in encouraging COVID-19 vaccination and stopping misinformation spread after President Biden had recently blamed the social media giant.
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).
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.
Facebook has announced that it will now be removing conspiracy theories related to potential COVID-19 vaccines, such as claims that Bill Gates will use them to implant microchips in our bodies.
Twitter has rolled out a new change that now warns users when they try to 'like' a misleading tweet. All disputed claims such as those by Donald Trump now encourage users to visit credible sources.
Twitter has detailed its ongoing efforts to curb the spread of fake news related to the U.S. presidential elections. The company will also be reverting some product changes that had a negative impact.
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.
Facebook has outlined the measures it will take during the U.S. presidential election to ensure that misinformation cannot spread rapidly. With these measures, it hopes to make the election fairer.
Facebook has announced plans to bring its News service to the U.K, Germany, France, India, and Brazil within the next 12 months. It said it will pay publishers of news that it curates.
WhatsApp has been updated with a new feature called 'Search the Web'. This tool lets users do a web search for links they have been sent and can potentially curb the spread of false information.
Microsoft and Newsguard have announced a new partnership that will provide Newsguard service to Microsoft Edge users for free. In return, Microsoft will sponsor NewsGuard's news literacy program.
Facebook launched today a new coronavirus information center as part of its effort to help provide accurate news and information about coronavirus. The information hub is rolling out from today.
Apple has launched a new section in its news app to help people find verified information about the Covid-19 disease. It also includes the latest case figures and tips to help you fight the disease.
Twitter has experimented with its new policy of including "manipulated media" label in a tweet that contains deceptive video, audio or photo. The label is still a work in progress for now, though.
Facebook has complied with a page block request by the Singaporean government. The page belonged to a news site which the government alleged published fake news regarding coronavirus.
Google and YouTube have announced measures to protect the upcoming presidential election in the United States. The measures will seek to help campaigns secure themselves and reach voters.
Twitter has announced a new feature called Topics. With Topics, Twitter suggests relevant subjects in the timeline and search for you to follow, making it easier for you to keep up with developments.
Facebook has outlined a raft of new measures to help protect the U.S. Presidential election next year. It will begin rolling out new features in the coming months to limit the spread of fake news.
Facebook has announced that it has begun deranking posts that contain sensational health claims in a bid to remove low-quality content from users' feeds. It said it introduced the change last month.
Microsoft and BBC Learning's upcoming TV series announced earlier this year can now be signed up for. The series focuses on teaching children about international issues and other content.
A new WhatsApp beta update has been spotted featuring a Google-powered image search tool, which will help confirm the authenticity of a received image. However, it's not available to everyone yet.
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.
OpenAI has developed a model that can produce realistic textual responses, however, the firm has opted not to release it due to its potentially malicious applications in fake news and impersonation.
WhatsApp will start to limit your ability to forward messages to as many as five recipients only from today. The measure was initiated in India last July as part of efforts to combat fake news.
Microsoft is collaborating with NewsGuard to help its users spot and hopefully avoid fake news. NewsGuard will be integrated into an upcoming beta version of Edge on iOS and Android.
Facebook is rolling out ad transparency measures to India in anticipation for the upcoming general election next year. Those looking to post political ads will have to be verified by Facebook.
"The Hunt for False News" will be describing some situations where recent news that went viral on Facebook was found to be fake, and other instances in which pieces of such misinformation were missed.
Nick Clegg, the U.K.'s former Deputy Prime Minister, has announced he is taking up a position at Facebook from Monday. He plans to relocate the U.S. in 2019 with his family to be closer to work.
Facebook has announced that it will be combating misinformation in the form of photos and videos. It has developed machine learning to find content to be reviewed by its fact-checking partners.
Facebook has started to assign users a score based on their reputation for trustworthiness, by means of a system it has developed over the past year, in order to assess the credibility of their posts.
MEP Guy Verhofstadt says that in September, he will push the European Parliament towards taking measures against Russian disinformation campaigns over social media and the internet.
Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Facebook account has been suspended for 30 days as a result of violating community guidelines; he may even face a permanent ban from the social network.
In response to the number of people killed in India after the spreading of false rumors, WhatsApp has drastically reduced the number of chats to which forward messages can be sent simultaneously.
Apple has announced the Midterm Elections section of its Apple News app. The firm wants to make following the election easy and provide other data to help voters see what's going on.
Facebook has announced a raft of updates for its platform which it says will help improve the service by protecting users from false news. It detailed new methods it uses to detect false news too.
Mark Zuckerberg will be sitting before several members of the European Union Parliament later today. The event was going to be held behind closed doors but will now be live streamed.
Facebook's chief technology officer will appear before a UK parliamentary committee investigating the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He will also outline new measures that relate to 2019 political ads.
Facebook is trying to fix fake news in India with fact checking on its platform. The firm will penalise posts found to contain fake news, and demonetize pages which constantly share hoaxes.
Facebook has announced that it has rolled out the local content algorithm to News Feeds all around the world, no matter which country you are based in, nor the languages you speak.