Google's fact checking tool can now be used to verify the authenticity of an image. The feature is currently in beta and requires interested users to join a waitlist to try it out.
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YouTube has announced that it'll allow potential misinformation on its platform again just in time for the next election. It said it still has measures in place against vote discouragement and more.
Due to the growing use of AI, Twitter is having trouble preventing the spread of misleading content across its platform. Today, it has announced Community Notes as an attempt to handle the issue.
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.
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.
Meta has an official policy to combat misinformation campaigns that could flare up before the upcoming 2022 U.S. Midterm elections. Facebook will offer better access to official information.
Twitter has ratified and formally adopted a “Crisis Misinformation” policy to cleanse the platform of misleading or fake news and propaganda during emergencies such as armed conflicts and disasters.
DuckDuckGo's CEO has announced that the search engine will now down-rank websites linked to Russian disinformation. The move comes two weeks after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
YouTube has de-monetised several Russian YouTube channels, including RT, over their coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It's also limiting its recommendations to these channels' videos.
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.
Meta has deployed a new AI technology called Few-Shot Learner. It allows the company to train AI models much more quickly allowing it to take action against harmful content faster.
YouTube has updated its guidelines today surrounding vaccine misinformation. The firm has tried to strike a balance between pulling malicious content but keeping content that provokes debate.
Statistics regarding YouTube's handling of misinformation were shared today. They revealed that YouTube had removed over one million videos containing COVID-19 misinformation since February 2020.
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 unveiled today a new method of making sure users get to read a news article first before sharing it with their friends. The social media site is currently testing the new feature.
Twitter is labeling misleading tweets about COVID-19 vaccine starting today and locking accounts that violate this policy using a new strike system that can lead to permanent account suspension.
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's information center about climate change has added a new section that disproves common climate myths. The information hub is also rolling out to additional countries starting today.
TikTok will soon display a banner on potentially misleading videos to inform users that what they're seeing contains unverified content. The new feature is live in the U.S. and Canada from today.
Facebook will now remind you to connect to "authoritative information" when you search about the Holocaust or Holocaust denial. The new feature will bring you to a website dedicated to the Holocaust.
Twitter aims to address misinformation on the platform with a new community-based approach called Birdwatch, where contributors can write notes about tweets they believe are misleading.
Google has launched a new fund that will provide up to $3 million for journalistic projects across the globe that aim to broaden the audience of fact-checked information about COVID-19 vaccines.
Twitter today announced that it is expanding its policies to enforce the removal of posts with misinformation about COIVD-19 vaccines. It will also begin labeling false tweets starting next year.
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.
After announcing that it would be removing videos containing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, YouTube has now stated that it will be removing all content promoting harmful conspiracy theories.
YouTube will stamp out videos on the platform that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines, including those that contradict authoritative information from the World Health Organization.
Facebook is limiting the reach of groups tied to violence and health advice by removing them from recommendations, among other restrictions. Groups with no admin for some time will also be archived.
Twitter stated on Thursday that it would label or remove tweets spreading disinformation aimed at undermining confidence in the U.S. election. The new policy will take effect on September 17.
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 a new forwarding limit on Messenger to fight the spread of misinformation and harmful content on the platform amid the pandemic and as the U.S. elections draw near.
Facebook is rolling out a new notification screen that pops up before you can share a news article that's more than three months old. It will also explore other uses of notification screens.
After Twitter labeled some of Donald Trump's recent tweets as misinformation, the U.S. President has suggested that social media could be shut down over fears that they silence conservative opinions.
President Trump established a direct relation between mail-in ballots and rigged elections. Consequently, Twitter went on to flag those tweets as false claims, and Trump responded strongly to it.
Twitter is to start labelling misleading information about COVID-19. Depending on the level of harm the Tweet can cause it'll be labelled, come with an overlay warning, or be removed entirely.
The firm said that its email service is blocking 18 million coronavirus scam emails every day. Criminals have exploited the crisis, attempting to trick users into revealing personal information.
Facebook announced today that it will begin displaying messages to people who have recently stumbled upon false information about COVID-19 in order to connect them to accurate information from WHO.
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.
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.