IIT-Kharagpur creates algorithm to identify fake news during natural disasters

Shweta Sharma

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has developed an artificial intelligence tool to identify and filter out fake news ....

20 November, 2018

Difficult to build the ‘perfect lock’ to check fake news, says Twitter's Jack Dorsey

Payal Ganguly

As Chhattisgarh goes to vote on Monday, kick-starting polls for five states and raising concerns of fake news flooding social ....

12 November, 2018

Infibeam complaint over rumour adds to WhatsApp’s woes in India

Anirban Ghoshal

There appears to be more trouble in store for instant messaging platform WhatsApp, which has been struggling to get its payments ....

1 October, 2018

Facebook expands fact-checking programme to include images and videos

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook in a statement said it is including photos and videos in its fact-checking programme aimed at ....

14 September, 2018

Google is taking down 100 'bad' ads every second to curb scams

Shweta Sharma

Search giant Google is pulling down more than 100 ‘scam’ advertisements every second for violating its policies and ....

3 September, 2018

Now, Facebook is rating you on trust to combat fake news, but won’t divulge score

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. is rating users on trust, assigning them reputation scores in a bid to combat fake news, ....

23 August, 2018

How a tiny forensic lab is helping tech giant Facebook fight fake news


A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among U.S. ....

8 August, 2018

WhatsApp worry: Cybersecurity firm says scammers can change messages

Shweta Sharma

Facebook Inc.-owned messaging service WhatsApp, already facing heat over its use to spread false information and rumours, may ....

8 August, 2018

Facebook eyes revenue from WhatsApp's payments service as India wait continues

Anand J

Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has said that the social networking giant’s instant messaging platform ....

26 July, 2018

WhatsApp embarks on media blitz to combat fake news flurry


Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the ....

10 July, 2018

After govt warning, WhatsApp to run public safety ads against fake news


Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service has responded to a call from India's technology ministry to curb the spread ....

4 July, 2018

Indian govt tells WhatsApp it 'can't evade accountability' over fake news


India has asked Facebook Inc -owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative ....

3 July, 2018

Google teaches children to spot spam and fake news in online safety drive

Shweta Sharma

Tech giant Google has been schooling Indian children and their parents about online safety in a bid to help them combat cyber ....

2 July, 2018

Microsoft to use AI to curb fake news on LinkedIn, Bing

Anirban Ghoshal

Satya Nadella-led tech giant Microsoft is developing artificial intelligence-programme to tackle fake news on its search platform ....

14 May, 2018

Facebook to 'fact-check' photos, videos in battle with fake news


Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it had begun “fact-checking” photos and videos to reduce the hoaxes and false ....

30 March, 2018