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Twitter To Hide Tweets That Share False Information During A Crisis

Potentially risking Elon's wrath over free speech, Twitter says it will hide tweets spreading misinformation during a crisis

2 days ago

Google Adds £21m To EU Fake News Warchest

EU fund to fight fake news receives first investment, namely 25 million euros from Google, amid ongoing scrutiny of tech…

1 year ago

Twitter ‘Birdwatch’ Trial To Allow Users To Flag Misleading Content

'Birdwatch' pilot to give users the power to flag misleading tweets, and write background notes about reason for reporting

1 year ago

China Refuses To Apologise For Fake Aussie Solider Photo

Bitter relations spill into the open after China refuses to apologise to Australia for foreign ministry spokesman tweeting fake photo

1 year ago

EU Tells Facebook, Twitter, Google To Clamp Down On Fake News

Tech companies must do more to clamp down on fake news, amid a surge of disinformation during the global Coronavirus…

2 years ago

Facebook Begins Labelling Trump Posts, But Doesn’t Fact-Check Them

Social networking giant begins placing labels on political posts by US President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden

2 years ago

Twitter Tests ‘Read Before You Retweet’ To Halt Misinformation

'We really want to read the information, before you retweet it' says Twitter, as it seeks to drive 'informed discussions'

2 years ago

Donald Trump Threatens To Close Down Social Networking Firms

Twitter applies fact-checking alert to a tweet from US President Donald Trump as part of new policy on misleading information

2 years ago

Coronavirus: One In Four YouTube Covid-19 Videos Are Misleading

More than a quarter of Coronavirus videos on YouTube contain “misleading or inaccurate information”, a new study has warned

2 years ago

Coronavirus: WhatsApp To Limit Forwarding To Slow Spread Of Fake News

False Covid-19 claims that has seen mobile masts and towers attacked, has resulted in WhatsApp imposing a strict limit on…

2 years ago

Martin Lewis Calls For Action As Fake Ad Reports His Death

No, the founder of MoneySavingExpert and well known money saving expert Martin Lewis, is not dead, despite fake adverts to…

2 years ago

Facebook Refuses To Ban Misleading Political Adverts

Platform makes limited changes to its stance on political adverts, but still refuses to ban ads that are misleading or…

2 years ago

Facebook To Remove Deepfake Videos, If It Meets Certain Criteria

U-turn at Facebook? Social network confirms it will remove some videos modified by artificial intelligence, known as deepfakes

2 years ago

Twitter Warns Tories Over Twitter Name Change

Twitter to take no further action, after it said Tories misled the public when press office changed name during TV…

3 years ago

Google, Facebook Urged To Do More To Tackle Fake News

European Commission says tech giants must to more to tackle fake news, after submission of self-assessment reports

3 years ago

Facebook Removes ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour’ From UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Social network takes down networks of fake accounts and groups tied to three Middle Eastern governments

3 years ago

Facebook Enables Russian Meddling, Claims US House Speaker

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slams Facebook for failing to take down heavily edited video

3 years ago

Facebook Removes Three Billion Fake Accounts

Huge number of fake accounts disabled by Facebook over a six month enforcement period

3 years ago

Facebook Deletes More Russian-Linked Accounts

Social network says 97 accounts from Russia were responsible for 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour'

3 years ago

Twitter, Google Urged To Do More In Fight Against Fake News

Warning from European Commission comes ahead of European Parliament elections next month

3 years ago

Google, Facebook, Twitter Failing To Tackle Fake News

Rap on the knuckles for big three, as European Commission says firms are not doing enough to tackle fake news

3 years ago

Facebook Needs Regulation and Code Of Ethics, Say MPs

Zuckerberg pays for failing to appear before MPs as influential committee hands out tough recommendations

3 years ago

WhatsApp Restricts Message Forwarding, To Halt ‘Misinformation’

Facebook limits WhatsApp message forwarding to just five people, down from the previous 20

3 years ago

Information Commissioner Calls For Regulation Of Social Media

A new regulatory body is needed to police social media firms' 'very disturbing' use of personal data for political purposes,…

4 years ago

Twitter Provides Evidence Of Russia Meddling

Publishes data sets of millions of tweets, images and videos from accounts linked to Russia and Iran

4 years ago

Facebook To Clamp Down On Voting Misinformation

US election clampdown, but meantime in the UK it pledges to make political adverts “transparent”

4 years ago

Facebook Culls Hundreds Of US-based Spam, Fake News Accounts

Facebook is deleting hundreds of American accounts and pages for “inauthentic activity”

4 years ago

Facebook, Twitter Purge Fake News Accounts Linked To Iran, Russia

Social media giants remove hundreds of accounts linked to propaganda campaigns from Iran and Russia

4 years ago

Facebook Deletes Fake Accounts Ahead Of US Elections

Dozens of accounts were involved in 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour', but Facebook stops short of saying Russia's to blame

4 years ago

Twitter Closes 70 Million Fake Accounts

Massacre of the trolls as micro-blogging service shuts down 70 million fake and suspicious accounts

4 years ago