fake news

There were many media reports which claimed the death of Bollywood actor Kader Khan but his son Sarfaraz revealed that these are just fake news and rumors.

San Francisco: Video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will invest $25 million to fight against fake news, especially for the urgent coverage of breaking news. YouTube, which is owned by Google, said on Monday that this investment will be part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), first introduced in March by the tech giant …

Sydney: The Papua New Guinea government is planning to shut down Facebook for a month to understand users’ behaviour and safeguard them from fake news. According to a report in The Post Courier on Monday, Communication Minister Sam Basil said the shutdown would enable the department and Papua New Guinea National Research Institute conduct research on …

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday appealed to the media not to publish fake news while also making a case for separating facts from opinion while writing news reports. Speaking at a National Press Day event in the state capital, Parrikar also rued the fact that during elections, voters prefer corrupt candidates over arrogant …

San Francisco: In yet another move to cut down on low-quality content and fake news in News Feed, Facebook is updating its algorithm again to remove such content from its platform. A Facebook research found that there is a tiny group of people who routinely share vast amounts of public posts per day, effectively spamming people’s …