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Facebook to prioritise 'trustworthy' news based on surveys
Sat, Jan 20, 2018
Facebook Inc will prioritise "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
Twitter, Facebook asked to disclose more information on fake news
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Major social media giants in the Silicon Valley have been under fire due to the widespread abuse of their services, including incidents of spread of false news stories regarding the US presidential election and live streaming of the violent acts on the services.
Twitter users shared more fake news during 2016 US election
Sat, Sep 30, 2017
The findings led by researchers from Oxford University showed that users of Twitter shared more polarising political news and information than users elsewhere.
Beware! These pictures of fake Rs 1000 notes, coins are doing rounds on WhatsApp
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Pictures of fake Indian currencies are doing rounds on social media. Beware.
Facebook asks for suggestions to tackle 'Hard Questions' on terrorism, content, censorship
Fri, Jun 16, 2017
Facebook will later today post its new initiative to tackle the problem of terrorists using social media to spread propaganda.
Mark Zuckerberg talks of using Facebook to build a better global community
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Zuckerberg said that their greatest opportunities are now global and the greatest challenges across the globe also needs global responses
Facebook takes aim at fake news with new 'trending' formula
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Facebook is updating its "trending" feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president.
Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, with top managers visiting Germany and saying they would do more to combat fake news and hate speech.
Facebook lets users click to report fake news
Fri, Dec 16, 2016
Facebook announced on Thursday it was offering a tool allowing users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation which some claim influenced the 2016 US election.
Will Facebook's crackdown on fake news resurrect the curation issue?
Mon, Nov 21, 2016
Facebook has become a main source of information for many around the world. In the US 44% adults said that they got their news from Facebook in 2016.
Facebook's Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Zuckerberg said Facebook must be careful not to discourage sharing of opinions or mistakenly restricting accurate content.
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Google and Facebook moved Tuesday to cut off advertising revenue to fake news sites, after a wave of criticism over the role misinformation played in the US presidential election.
Facebook, Twitter join network of companies to keep fake news in check
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
First Draft Coalition, formed in June 2015 with the backing of Alphabet Inc's Google, said it would create a voluntary code of practice, promote news literacy among social media users.