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Facebook defends stand on tackling 'misinfo' ahead of grilling by US House

Facebook said that between October and December 2020, it disabled more than 1.3 billion malicious accounts

Published on 22nd March 2021
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Ahead of Assembly Elections, Twitter announces multiple initiatives to tackle misinformation

Announcing the multilingual initiatives, the microblogging platform pledged its commitment to "facilitating meaningful political debate, driving civic participation during elections", in real-time

Published on 15th March 2021
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Chief Electoral Officer lauds response from graduate voters during tour

The CEO also interacted with the voters and enquired about the facilities provided by the district administration at the polling station

Published on 15th March 2021
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MHA says centralised data of internet shutdown not maintained by ministry during tensions

The MHA said that the suspension of telecom services/internet shutdown is done by the appropriate authorities in the States / UTs  during riots and tensions

Published on 10th March 2021
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Facebook, Google, Microsoft TikTok and Twitter adopt Australian misinformation code

The code, prepared by the Digital Industry Group Inc (DiGi), a non-profit industry association, will be reviewed in 12 months, reports ZDNet

Published on 22nd February 2021
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e-Canteen Fundas: Ask yourself whether it is the real point or is it all just make-believe

Pro Tip: To make good decisions, develop a critical mindset. Check facts, evidence, the credibility of sources and how it ‘sounds’ to form opinions and make informed decisions

Published on 15th February 2021
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SC issues notice to Centre seeking responses on framing regulatory laws against fake news, hate speech on social media

The SC was hearing a petition filed by advocate Vineet Jindal who has sought directions to the Centre to frame law for prosecuting those involved in spreading hate and fake news through social media

Published on 1st February 2021
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What the FAQ: What is sedition now that Shashi Tharoor been booked for it 

Here, we try to make sense of the sedition law, what it lays down and why people in the past and recently have been charged with sedition

Published on 29th January 2021
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As long as democracy is alive, journalism lives: Faye D'Souza

The Flame University Purpose Summit is being conducted for the first time this year over a span of two days — Jan 23 and 24. Faye D'Souza, Gagan Narang and Rahul Ram were at a panel discussion

Published on 23rd January 2021
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Google News Showcase reaches close to 450 publications in 12 countries

Google said it is working closely with a number of News Showcase partners to pay to provide users free access to select paywalled stories

Published on 21st January 2021
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HarperCollins Publishers India announces 'Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman' by Chidanand Rajghatta

The book will focus on the life and times of Kamala Harris and celebrate her Asian and Jamaican heritage, with special focus on her India connect,

Published on 21st January 2021
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Fake news about COVID can be fatal, governments need to step in: Study

The scientists agreed that governments should not be afraid to distribute official announcements on social media but rather make the most of social media for effective communication

Published on 25th December 2020
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People more likely to believe in misinformation about COVID-19 if they rely on social media for news: Study

The study, published in the journal Telematics and Informatics, also found that levels of worry about COVID-19 increased the strength of people's belief in that misinformation

Published on 14th December 2020
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SC asks Centre to use its power against fake news, warns they will hand it to an outside agency otherwise

The Chief Justice told the Centre why should the court refer to NBSA (News Broadcasters Association), and others when the Centre has the authority to look into it

Published on 17th November 2020
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Why this Bengaluru artist's comics on political issues with a hint of satire is a hit on social media

Aravinda Tegginamath started ButtSir Comics on social media during the lockdown and it has already become quite popular among the masses. We find out why

Published on 27th October 2020

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