Fake news crackdown: Twitter users to see drop in followers

Fake news crackdown: Twitter users to see drop in followers

 People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter. (Reuters File Photo)   New Delhi, July 11 (IANS): In a bid to encourage healthy conversation and fight fake accounts on Twitter, the micro-blogging website on Wednesday announced to remove locked accounts – which are disabled owing to suspicious activity – from follower […]

‘Horrified’ at lynchings, will sanitise our platform: WhatsApp responds to Centre

‘Horrified’ at lynchings, will sanitise our platform: WhatsApp responds to Centre

A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo) Seeks help from Indian experts to fight misinformation    New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): Taking cognisance of the Indian government’s concerns over the misuse of its platform for repeated circulation of provocative content, Facebook-owned […]

Government warns WhatsApp against misuse of its platform

Government warns WhatsApp against misuse of its platform

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS): The government has asked WhatsApp to take immediate action to end the menace of spreading messages that impact the country’s law and order situation and ensure that the platform is not used for such malafide activities, an official statement said here on Tuesday. “Instances of lynching of innocent people have been […]

India drops plan to punish journalists for ‘fake news’ following outcry

India drops plan to punish journalists for ‘fake news’ following outcry

Ravish Kumar, journalist and senior executive editor at NDTV, addresses a group of journalists at the Press Club of India in New Delhi, India, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal   NEW DELHI, April 3 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered the withdrawal of rules punishing journalists held responsible for distributing “fake news”, […]

India withdraws move to crack down on journalists publishing fake news

India withdraws move to crack down on journalists publishing fake news

Television journalists report from the premises of India’s Parliament in New Delhi, India, February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo   NEW DELHI, April 3 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered the withdrawal of a move to crack down on journalists responsible for distributing fake news, a senior government official said on Tuesday.   […]

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google & Facebook

Associated Press Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they’re still inadvertently promoting it — often at the worst possible times.   Online services designed to engross users aren’t so easily retooled to promote greater accuracy, it turns out. Especially with online trolls, pranksters and more malicious types scheming to […]