Parliament panel summons Twitter CEO amid allegations of bias

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An Indian parliamentary panel is summoning Twitter Inc's chief executive to appear before it later this month, after ....

11 February, 2019

Facebook steps up fact-checking initiatives in India ahead of general elections

Reuters

Facebook Inc is expanding its fact-checking network in India to curb the spread of misinformation as the world's largest ....

11 February, 2019
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Facebook users in India will now know who paid for political ads

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Facebook Inc is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s ....

8 February, 2019

Tech giants ask IT ministry to ease draft norms for regulating internet content

Payal Ganguly

Global tech companies, civil society groups and academics have raised concerns over the Indian government’s draft rules ....

5 February, 2019

After India, WhatsApp imposes limit on message forwarding worldwide

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Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in ....

21 January, 2019

Facebook extends tighter advertising rules to India ahead of general election

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Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election ....

16 January, 2019
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Facebook to invest $300 mn in local news outlets globally

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Facebook Inc will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally as it faces blistering criticism over its role ....

15 January, 2019

Facebook engages Indian IT firms to stop fake news on its platform

Anirban Ghoshal

Mark Zuckerberg-led social network Facebook has started outsourcing  processes such as content moderation and analytics to ....

31 December, 2018

As India seeks to curb fake news, Facebook and Twitter may need licences to operate

Payal Ganguly

Social media platforms and publishers with a presence in India may have to get a license to operate in the country, if the draft ....

14 December, 2018

International regulators probe Facebook over fake news and data violation

Shweta Sharma

On Tuesday, lawmakers from nine countries took Mark Zuckerberg, founder of social networking giant Facebook, to task over fake ....

28 November, 2018
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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

Reuters

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

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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

Reuters

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

Reuters

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

4 July, 2018