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What the FAQ: Why did Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram go down for hours on October 4?

The outage came as Facebook was amidst yet another controversy where a whistleblower has accused the company of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation

Published on 5th October 2021
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Ragging: Kerala nursing student locked in room and beaten by four seniors in Coimbatore

Police said that there is misinformation in media as some reports have suggested that 13 people have been booked

Published on 2nd October 2021
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Social media platforms are 'killing people' with vaccine misinformation, says Biden

Biden was asked by reporters at the White House on Friday afternoon what his message is to social media platforms on Coronavirus misinformation

Published on 17th July 2021
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Ex-Patna Varsity VC says he's alive, after rumours of his death spread on social media

The entire goof-up started after a faculty member shared the misinformation that Singh had 'succumbed' to COVID-19

Published on 4th June 2021
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Facebook will now call out pages that repeatedly spread misinformation, fake news

The company also said it would expand penalties for individual Facebook accounts that repeatedly share misinformation, in the sense that other users will see less of them in their News Feed

Published on 28th May 2021
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After the alleged attack on BAPSA leader in JNU, ABVP calls incident orchestrated, 'a classic example of propaganda'

The ABVP in their statement wrote that the episode is a classic example of propaganda, lies and misinformation being spread to target one set of innocent students

Published on 18th March 2021
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Just 111 Facebook users were spreading half of COVID vaccine doubts: FB internal study

Facebook has stepped up its fight against the misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, and now removes false claims about these vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts

Published on 15th March 2021
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Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation.

The company said Monday that it has started using human reviewers to assess whether tweets violate its policy against COVID vaccine misinformation.

Published on 2nd March 2021
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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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Facebook to remove fake claims about COVID-19 vaccines on its platform

Facebook said it is applying its policy to remove misinformation about the virus that could lead to imminent physical harm

Published on 3rd December 2020
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WhatsApp sees 70% drop in frequently forwarded messages with new limit

In a bid to curb the flow of misinformation in COVID-19 times, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on April 7 announced to introduce a new limit on frequently forwarding messages

Published on 27th April 2020
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AICTE asks engineering colleges not to sack faculty, force fee payment until normalcy is restored

AICTE's notice to institutes specifically focused on curbing the menace of rampant fake news and misinformation being spread on social media amid the COVID-19 lockdown

Published on 16th April 2020
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Paytm announces they will provide free access to e-newspapers on its app amid COVID-19

Paytm has taken the initiative to fight misinformation and has launched free e-newspapers of Dainik Bhaskar (Jabalpur Group), Amar Ujala, and a few more

Published on 9th April 2020
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'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, 'toxic' and 'misinformation' also on list

The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and "misinformation," plucked by Dictonary.com

Published on 17th December 2018
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WhatsApp calls for research proposals to understand why fake news spreads quickly in India

The messaging app owned by Facebook, is commissioning awards worth $50,000 to get researchers to look into why misinformation spreads quickly via WhatsApp

Published on 4th July 2018

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