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The International Internet Day (IID) is observed every year on 29th October to mark the anniversary of the first usage of the Internet to send message electronically in 1969.The day also offeres the possibilities offered by new technologies to improve standards of living by giving people more understanding of technology and its functions.
India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ has recently inaugurated in Gurugram, Haryana to increase voter awareness and educating people about the electoral process. At the park, voters will get information about the polling process and the history of elections in the country. The purpose of establishing Voter Park was also to motivate eligible people to vote in ..
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 ..
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, ..