Fake news

With 'deepfakes', fake news hits new low

With 'deepfakes', fake news hits new low

As if the nuisance of fake news was not enough, the internet has now thrown up a new threat in the form of 'deepfake' news. Cyberexperts ...Read More

US government inaction allowed fake news to spread: Mark Zuckerberg

US government inaction allowed fake news to spread: Mark Zuckerberg

The CEO - who has himself been widely criticised for a lackluster response to fake news - also called on governments to further regulate ...Read More

Easter attacks aftermath: Five-year jail term for those caught spreading fake news in Sri Lanka

Easter attacks aftermath: Five-year jail term for those caught spreading fake news in Sri Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka's government will introduce five-year jail terms for those caught spreading fake news and hate speech on social media,...Read More

Study to decode how WhatsApp fake news is influencing Indian voters

Study to decode how WhatsApp fake news is influencing Indian voters

New Delhi: The rampant misuse of social media platforms to spread fake news has been a global cause for concern, and now researchers are ...Read More

BJP hired youngsters to create fake news, troll opponents?

BJP hired youngsters to create fake news, troll opponents?

Mumbai: A former employee of an alleged Information Technology (IT) cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made shocking revelation...Read More

French envoy rejects reports of Pakistan pilots training on Rafale in France

French envoy rejects reports of Pakistan pilots training on Rafale in France

New Delhi: French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler on Thursday dismissed as “fake news” reports that a batch of Pakistani pilots were trained...Read More

1 in 2 Indians receiving fake news via Facebook, WhatsApp

1 in 2 Indians receiving fake news via Facebook, WhatsApp

New Delhi:  in the last 30 days and Facebook and WhatsApp are the platforms which are being used excessively to misinform the users.

WhatsApp tipline of no use for 2019 election

WhatsApp tipline of no use for 2019 election

New Delhi: WhatsApp’s “Checkpoint Tipline” service that was launched with much fanfare on April 2 to help users in India report fake news...Read More

WhatsApp launches service to combat fake news in India

WhatsApp launches service to combat fake news in India

New Delhi: WhatsApp on Tuesday launched a service in India where over 200 million users in the country can tip off fake news, misinformat...Read More

April Fools’ hoax stories may identify ‘fake news’

April Fools’ hoax stories may identify ‘fake news’

London: April Fools hoax stories could offer linguistic clues to spotting ‘fake news’ articles, say scientists who identified the similar...Read More

Vladimir Putin signs laws on curbing fake, offensive news

Vladimir Putin signs laws on curbing fake, offensive news

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law two set of bills aimed to ban and punish the spread of fake news that pose s...Read More

Fact checkers alone can’t curb fake news

Fact checkers alone can’t curb fake news

New Delhi: As the proliferation of disinformation on social media platforms has given rise to a new breed of fact checkers, their efforts...Read More

Can social media tame fake news?

Can social media tame fake news?

New Delhi: Major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are aware of the damage fake news can cause to the election process in ...Read More

Public warned against fake news

Public warned against fake news

Panaji: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has warned the public against fake news about non-resident Indians (NRIs) being allowed to...Read More

Indore: CBSE advisory shocks students, teachers

Indore: CBSE advisory shocks students, teachers

Indore: The warning issued by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) asking students to be careful of fake news regarding paper leak...Read More

Police registers case after Election Commission asks it to track down those spreading fake news NRI voting

Police registers case after Election Commission asks it to track down those spreading fake news NRI voting

New Delhi: Delhi police has registered a case after the Election Commission (EC) asked it to track down those who were spreading “fake ne...Read More

Taliban confront fake news and social media in propaganda war

Taliban confront fake news and social media in propaganda war

Islamabad: Fighting “fake” news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army — the Taliban’s sprawling propaganda machine e...Read More

Musk-founded AI group not to release software on ‘fake news’ fears

Musk-founded AI group not to release software on ‘fake news’ fears

San Francisco: Elon Musk-founded non-profit Artificial Intelligence (AI) research group OpenAI has decided not to reveal its new AI soft...Read More

Facebook expands fact-checking network in India to prevent fake news

Facebook expands fact-checking network in India to prevent fake news

New Delhi: Facebook today said it has expanded its third-party fact-checking programme in India, adding names like India Today Group, Fac...Read More

Govt directs WhatsApp to come out with solutions to prevent spread of fake news

Govt directs WhatsApp to come out with solutions to prevent spread of fake news

New Delhi: In the wake of spread of fake news, the Centre has directed the messaging platform WhatsApp to come out with effective solutio...Read More

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