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Fake News on Social Media

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 scare, WhatsApp is planning to launch new features to enable the verification of forwarded messages. ‘Search Message’ Feature WhatsApp is in plans to launch a new feature to help users verify the authenticity of forwarded messages, called the ‘Search Message’ feature. Forwarded messages will bear a search icon using ..

Google adds new feature in ‘Discover’ to enable users to report misleading articles

Technological Major Google introduced a unique feed named ‘Discover’ which provides curated articles to Google Pixel and Google app users based on their interests. In its latest update to the app, this new feature has been introduced which enables the users to report misleading articles on the ‘Discover’ feed. Users can now report misleading content ..

Twitter to label fake news and remove harmful data

US-based social networking and microblogging service, Twitter recently announced that it would label the fake media shared on its platform. From next month, Twitter will start labeling the photo or video, so that its users can identify that the media has been manipulated. It also announced that the firm may remove some media, which are ..

Whatsapp and NASSCOM collaborates to curb misinformation

Messaging giant Whatsapp has collaborated with the social arm of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to pass on the digital literacy training. The main motive behind this partnership is to curb misinformation and the spread of fake news. The project is also mandated under NASSCOM Foundation’s ‘Each One Teach Three’ campaign which ..

US develops web-based tool to monitor fake news on Facebook & Twitter

The researchers at the University of Michigan in the US have developed a web-based tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The tool uses a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient, which draws data from two external entities: NewsWhip and Media Bias/Fact Checker. NewsWhip, ..

Google announces to launch training programme for journalists in India

Technology giant Google has recently announced the launch of a training programme for journalists with an aim to raise awareness against misinformation and providing new tools to the fourth estate against fake news. The Google News Initiative India Training Network will provide training to 8,000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the ..

‘Fake news’ word named official word of year 2017 by Collins dictionary

Fake news has been named official word of the year 2017 by Collins dictionary due to its widespread use around the world. The UK-based dictionary writer found that the use of this word registered a 365% rise in the last 12 months. The term-was defined as false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of ..