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Facebook to remove more voting misinformation, considered ban on political advertising

The world’s largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily users, has stopped short of banning all false or misleading posts, something that Facebook...

Tech and ad giants sign up to Europe’s first weak bite at ‘fake news’

The European Union’s executive body has signed up tech platforms and ad industry players to a voluntary  Code of Practice aimed at trying to...

New Knowledge raises $11 million for cybersecurity to combat disinformation and fake news

A startup is taking on the whole fake news problem. Cybersecurity firm New Knowledge has raised $11 million to protect companies from covert, coordinated...

Civil, the blockchain journalism startup, has partnered with one of the oldest names in media

Civil, the two-year-old crypto startup that wants to save the journalism industry by leveraging the blockchain and cryptoeconomics, has partnered with the 172-year-old Associated...

WhatsApp turns down India’s request to locate messages, but opens for Google

Image credit Do you want to backup your messages and media to Google Drive? But, before you do that, pay heed to this cautionary message by...

This journalist’s Twitter dilemma: Does my participation condone a cesspool of hatred and racism?

Having just returned from vacation this week, I’m struggling with a decision I would hope all journalists and news organizations are confronting: whether to...

Twitter puts Infowars’ Alex Jones in the ‘read-only’ sin bin for 7 days

Twitter has finally taken action against Infowars creator Alex Jones, but it isn’t what you might think. While Apple, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Spotify and many others...

Here’s Twitter’s position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) — hint: It’s a fudge

The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in...

Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy

A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy...

Govt Directs Media Platforms To Take Prompt Action Against Fake Messages

With data protection concerns reaching a fever pitch the world over, the Indian government has asked all social media platforms to take prompt action...
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