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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 ..

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Google: Tangi Application; AI Model for Killer Whales; 1 million USD Grant

On January 31, 2020, Google announced I million USD grant to promote news literacy among Indians. Also, the organization has launched a new application called “Tangi”. Highlights: Grant The Google News Initiative has announced to contribute 1 million USD grant to improve news literacy of Indians. The grant is to be used to build a ..

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Government to set up FACT Check Module to curb fake news

Union Government has decided to set up FACT Check Module to identify incidences of fake news on social media and digital platforms and take corrective action. It will be set up under Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the government’s public relations arm. About FACT Check module It is aimed at protecting and insulating the ..

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Singapore Criminalises Publication of Fake News

Singapore has passed a law (The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill) which criminalises publication of fake news in country and allows government to block and order removal of such content. Key Features of Law It bans falsehoods (fake news) that are detrimental to Singapore or may likely influence elections. Mandate: It requires service ..

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PCI guidelines on Election Reporting and Paid News

The Press Council of India (PCI) has issued the guidelines for the media to give objective reports about the election and cautioned it against the phenomenon of paid news. The guidelines call for: Newspapers are not expected to indulge in unhealthy election campaigns, exaggerated reports about any candidate or party during the elections. PCI cautioned the ..

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