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As part of its layoffs, Meta let engineers go who were working on a fact-checking feature for Facebook. The feature has now been scrapped but would have added fact-checking comments above articles.
After an incident last January where a streamer displayed a browser window that contained deepfake porn of other streamers, Twitch is now taking a harder stance when it comes to such content.
Google and YouTube have announced a $13.2 million grant to the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) to help fund organizations fighting fake news in 80 languages across 65 countries.
Microsoft might not label fake news as "false". The company seems concerned that the topic is heavily politicized, and hence might go after creators and distributors of disinformation campaigns.
U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has laid out plans for a legislative reform in areas concerning big tech firms. The focus is on transparency of algorithms, privacy, and youth safety.
Twitter has confirmed a few more restrictions that will be put in place for people using editable tweets. The purpose is to prevent misuse of a capability that could lead to the spread of fake news.
A Google ex-employee claimed that the company's LaMDA AI had become sentient. However, Google did not agree and now, another expert agrees saying that the stories were "pure clickbait".
Microsoft has reiterated that the Windows Autopatch is not a replacement for Patch Tuesday updates and in the process has dismissed reports claiming that the June update was the final one.
The European Commission could unveil new rules on Thursday, according to a new report. It would see social media firms having to take action against deepfake content being posted on their platforms.
UserBenchmark has started throwing shade at the all-new Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor criticizing AMD's move to add the new 3D V-cache technology in its CPU as nothing more than a useless gimmick.
The Russian government has partially banned Facebook in the country and claimed that the social network has violated the fundamental human rights and freedom of citizens in the country.
Twitter has permanently suspended U.S. congresswoman's Marjorie Taylor Greene's account for repeatedly posting fake news related to COVID-19 and vaccines. Her government account remains live.
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.
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.