Sunday, 17 October 2021

Tag Archives: misinformation

India asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

MUMBAI: India has asked Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob beatings across the country in the past few months. With more than 200 million users in India, WhatsApp’s biggest ...

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Facebook expands fact-check effort to photos, videos

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said it would launch fact-checking of photos and videos as it expands the effort to curb misinformation to more countries. The huge social network, which has been a frequent target for failing to stop the spread of false news, said it will use machine learning and other ...

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Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook

A close and — to pundits, journalists, and Democrats — unexpected victory like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s is always overdetermined, and no one particular thing pushed Trump over the edge on Tuesday night. His chosen party’s lately increasing openness to explicit white nationalism, the still-recent global-scale failure of the ...

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