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Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

NEW DELHI, India — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim…

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USA

Workers say Facebook was warned of 2020 election misinformation: report

Facebook knew that the spread of political misinformation was flourishing on its platform – but the company largely failed to…

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Movie/review

Kamala Harris slammed for using child actors in bizarre space video

Vice President Kamala Harris is being roundly mocked on social media for her bizarre space exploration video, after it was…

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Science

A maize meme shows why you shouldn’t trust social media

By James Wong Victor Habbick Visions/Science Photo Library/Alamy I FIND the enormous potential of social media to share scientific knowledge…

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Science

Smart reporting tool could combat fake news on encrypted chat apps

By Chris Stokel-Walker WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption to secure messages Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Fears about the spread…

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Enterprenuers

Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Fix Social Media’s Trust Issue?

The study found that with a group of just eight laypeople, there was no statistically significant difference between the crowd…

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Technology

‘Prebunking’ Health Misinformation Tropes Can Stop Their Spread

The scene comes into focus: A car is driving down a winding mountain road at night. Suddenly, the headlights flicker,…

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Technology

China Aims Its Propaganda Firehose at the BBC

Chinese trolls and fake news websites have been attacking the BBC in a bid to undermine its credibility, new research…

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Europe

People of the pandemic: The French infectious diseases expert fighting viral fake news

Issued on: 09/08/2021 – 07:13 Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, an expert in infectious diseases at Paris Bichat hospital, has joined a United…

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Thailand

Army files complaint against coup poster

Army files complaint against coup poster Move comes after Prayut government announces tougher anti-fake news rules Army chief Gen Narongpan…

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