Tag "fake news"

After PM Modi’s appeal for lightning diyas, WhatsApp news begin: What is hoax and what is the truth

By : CIOL Bureau

PM Modiji in his speech on 3rd April asked people to light diyas, candle and torches on 5th April at 9 PM for 9 minutes. This has given WhatsApp users another area to brew new stories. The rumours, facts and

Google’s new initiative to curb fake news and help publishers

By : CIOL Writers

Google announced a new initiative called “Google News Initiative” to combat fake news and help publishers get more subscribers. The search engine giant described the new initiative as a part of an effort to help journalism thrive in the digital

Can Wikipedia really fight YouTube’s conspiracy theories?

By : CIOL Writers

From 9/11 to Moon Landing to recent Florida school shooting, there are hundreds of ludicrous videos on YouTube spreading misinformation, propaganda and fake news. The case in point is the most recent Florida school mass shooting, after which the top trending

Facebook to survey users to determine trustworthiness of news sources

By : CIOL Writers

In order to combat fake news, Facebook is asking its users to complete a survey to determine what is a high-quality content. The survey will be used to implement News Feed rankings and Facebook plans to test this feature in

Bing now includes Fact Check labels in the search results

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of Google, Bing has officially announced the support for ‘Fact Check’ labels in the search results. The labels may be used on both news articles and web pages that Bing has determined contain fact checking information

Facebook sold over $100K in political ads to fake Russian accounts during 2016 US elections

By : CIOL Writers

A huge network of some 470 fake Russian Facebook accounts and Pages spent over $100,000 on Facebook ads meant to “amplify divisive social and political messages” in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, the social network said on

Facebook blocks ads from pages that spread fake news

By : CIOL Writers

In a yet another attempt to curb fake news, Facebook has added a new feature that will block Pages that spread fake news from advertising on the platform. The company said in a blog post, “If Pages repeatedly share stories marked

Now video clickbait stories on Facebook News Feed will be demoted

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook which was often criticized for not doing enough to combat fake news on its platform, has launched two new updates that will limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. The posts being targeted are those that

Facebook fights fake news by disabling modified links previews

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook has started implementing a new feature that can prevent fake news from circulating on the social media. To combat the menace of fake news, Facebook is removing the ability to modify shared link previews on Facebook. This means that non-publisher