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Here's why a fact check label on social media can help the audience discern between genuine and fake news

Here's why a fact check label on social media can help the audience discern between genuine and fake news

Social media giants have gone beyond being mere technology products that help us connect and stay in touch. They have become organic medi...Read More

Facebook sues Indian techie for running deceptive ads, fake news on Covid-19

Facebook sues Indian techie for running deceptive ads, fake news on Covid-19

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against an Indian man for running a software company that pushed deceptive advertisements and misinformation...Read More

Centre urges social media platforms to curb false news about COVID-19

Centre urges social media platforms to curb false news about COVID-19

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Friday issued an advisory directed at all social media platfor...Read More

On Insta, you may soon delete what you sent

On Insta, you may soon delete what you sent

San Francisco: Facebook-owned Instagram is also working on a Snapchat like ephemeral ‘Stories’ feature where users can let their posts di...Read More

Mumbai Crime: Casting director arrested for uploading actress' private photographs on social media

Mumbai Crime: Casting director arrested for uploading actress' private photographs on social media

Mumbai: Oshiwara police arrested a 28-year-old casting director for allegedly uploading private photographs of a 27-year-old actress on s...Read More

3 in 5 journalists in India face work-related threats: Survey

3 in 5 journalists in India face work-related threats: Survey

New Delhi: About three in five journalists in India receive threats or pressure at some point of time, mostly through social media platfo...Read More

Social media takes "dangerous turn", SC asks central government to step in

Social media takes "dangerous turn", SC asks central government to step in

Referring to different criminal cases, the state government had said local law enforcement authorities have attempted to seek information...Read More

Offensive video: BJP MLA lodges FIR against

Offensive video: BJP MLA lodges FIR against

Bhayandar: With assembly election less than two months away, the political temperatures are already running high in the twin-city. The Na...Read More

I-T returns: No extension

I-T returns: No extension

The clarification came after a fake order dated August 29 started doing the rounds on various social media platforms.

Pakistani fan apologises after fat-shaming Sarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistani fan apologises after fat-shaming Sarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistani fan claimed that he had deleted the video after apologising to Sarfaraz and had no idea that it had gone viral on social media ...Read More

647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission

647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission

New Delhi: The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from vario...Read More

BJP mastered WhatsApp polls in India: Shashi Tharoor

BJP mastered WhatsApp polls in India: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: The BJP mastered the art of influencing voters via social media platforms in Lok Sabha elections and WhatsApp has been their f...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

Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC panel monitoring social media platforms, TV channels

Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC panel monitoring social media platforms, TV channels

Mumbai: The media cell of the Mumbai Suburban district collector office is closely monitoring political advertisements, social media plat...Read More

EC pulled up by Bombay High Court

EC pulled up by Bombay High Court

Mumbai: The Election Commission of India (ECI) faced the heat on Tuesday when the Bombay High Court pulled up the polling authority for d...Read More

Mumbai: Youth held for blackmailing, raping Andheri teenager

Mumbai: Youth held for blackmailing, raping Andheri teenager

Mumbai: A 22-year-old youth was arrested on Monday evening for raping a teenager, who he had blackmailed by uploading her nude photos on ...Read More

Social media ethics’ code by Wednesday

Social media ethics’ code by Wednesday

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) here on Tuesday urged internet companies, including social media platforms, to come up with a mod...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

Social media should be restricted before voting: Cyber law expert

Social media should be restricted before voting: Cyber law expert

New Delhi: There are over 30 crore monthly active users on Facebook and more than 20 crore on WhatsApp in India. Even the  alone can reac...Read More

Kashmiri militants no more use social media

Kashmiri militants no more use social media

New Delhi: The security forces are upset about the Kashmiri militants steering clear of the social media platforms after realising over 2...Read More

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