fake news

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

Zuckerberg Declines To Appear Before Parliamentary Committee

Facebook founder refuses to attend parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee

4 years ago

Facebook Says No Russian Interference In UK Brexit Vote

No evidence the Russians used social media to influence British vote to exit European Union, says Facebook

4 years ago

Twitter To Clearly Label Political Adverts

Heightened sensitivity about political interference on social media results in new rules from Twitter

5 years ago

Malvertising Attack Spreads Malicious Sponsored Content Via Taboola

Attackers are now making use of 'sponsored content' networks such as Taboola to insert malicious content into trusted sites, researchers…

5 years ago

Google Focuses On Personalisation And Fake News In App Updates

It's now easier for users to follow their favourite topics and fact-check new stories

5 years ago

Google Fights Fake News With Feedback Tools In Search

Users will now be able to flag offensive, harmful and misleading Google Search results

5 years ago

Facebook Cracks Down On ‘Fake News’

'Fake news' scourge tackled by Facebook after it closes 30,000 fake accounts in France

5 years ago

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Calls For Curbs On ‘Fake News’ And Data Abuse

The British web inventor urged more effective regulation of targeted political adverts drawing on vast stores of personal data

5 years ago

Labour Ridiculed For Wanting To Regulate Algorithms

Companies algorithms should be made transparent to government for industrial regulation to be effective, the party argues

6 years ago

Fake News Campaigns to Increase in Frequency, Security Experts Say

ANALYSIS: With the possibility that fake news may have impacted the US election, people are giving a new look to…

6 years ago

EU Pressures Social Media Firms Over Hate Speech

Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and others not reaching self-imposed targets for reviewing reported content, European justice commission finds

6 years ago