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WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news

3 days ago
On a hot morning in India’s tourist hub of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit. The…

Panel recommends regulation of tech firms over fake news

26 days ago
SINGAPORE: A Singapore parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that those responsible are punished. The committee, set up to make…

Fake news adds to India’s flood torment

1 month, 25 days ago
NEW DELHI: Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11 million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India's fake news machine has been working overtime to fuel confusion and fear. The Kerala state…

Here is Facebook’s new plan to combat misinformation

1 month, 25 days ago
Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it has developed tools to identify users "indiscriminately" flagging fake news as it refines its effort to combat misinformation. But the leading social network disputed as "just plain wrong" a Washington…

WhatsApp to clamp down on ‘sinister’ messages

1 month, 26 days ago
NEW DELHI: India said Facebook-owned WhatsApp had pledged on Tuesday to develop tools that would combat fake messages, to help the country crack down on people whipping up public anger through mass message forwards on social media.…

US newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

1 month, 30 days ago
Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back on Thursday against President Donald Trump's attacks on “fake news” with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it…