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Facebook said it would place "authoritative" coronavirus content at the top of user feeds as it scrambled to keep up with increased usage and stem the flow of misinformation on its platform and WhatsApp messaging.
Facebook already uses third-party fact-checkers in more than a dozen countries.
The platform wants to promote journalism and shed its reputation for misinformation.
Facebook said it would increase transparency through measures such as showing more information about the confirmed owner of a Facebook page so users can better understand who is behind a page’s content
MENLO PARK, Calif: Facebook will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s US midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. 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 has shied away from as it would likely increase its expenses and leave it…
NEW YORK: Google on Tuesday launched a new initiative, committing $300 million to help news publishers get more paid subscribers while stemming the flow of misinformation. The internet giant described the Google News Initiative as part of an "effort to help journalism thrive in the digital age." The announcement in New York followed a series of commitments to help the troubled sector by Google, which has been accused by some in the news industry of sapping revenues from the digital ecosystem. "I have always believed…
PITTSBURGH: Carnegie Mellon University mistakenly informed about 800 applicants that they had won a place in one of the school's prestigious computer science programs before retracting the acceptance letters, the school said.