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Facebook Takes Down Fake Pages, Accounts From China Targeting US Presidential Elections

Sep 23, 2020 PTI

U.S. intelligence officials warned last month about potential efforts by China, Russia and Iran to interfere in November's election. The accounts posted material both in support of and against presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

WhatsApp Reduces Forward Message Limit To One Chat At A Time To Curb Fake News Amid Covid-19

Apr 07, 2020 PTI

WhatsApp will allow users to share frequently forwarded messages to only one chat at a time, in a bid to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news through its platform amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Kiran Bedi Shares Video Of Sun Chanting Om. But It Is Fake

According to NASA, the Sun is not silent. But does it chant Om?

'Tweet Fake News, Get Caught, Delete, Repeat': MEA On Imran Khan's Fake Video

Jan 04, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Hashtag Imran Khan trended with over 19,000 tweets as Twitter users criticised him for sharing a video of Bangladesh and attributing it to India.

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23 October, 2019

PIL In Delhi HC To Link Social Media Accounts With Aadhaar To Curb Fake, Paid News

Outlook Web Bureau

Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay in his petition, seeks the relief, alleging fake social media accounts are used to propagate 'fake and paid news' during elections.


22 October, 2019

Laws To Regulate Social Media By January 2020: Centre Tells Top Court

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court will hear petitions on social media regulation issues after the laws are formed.


24 September, 2019

Technology Has Taken Dangerous Turn: Supreme Court On Social Media Misuse, Fake News

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country.


19 August, 2019

Linking Aadhar With Social Media Needed To Check Fake News: Tamil Nadu Govt Tells SC

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook Inc said that it cannot share the Aadhaar number with a third party as the content on its instant messaging WhatsApp was end-to-end encrypted and even they do not have access to it.


11 May, 2019

Never Said 'Will Leave Country If Modi Becomes PM Again': Shabana Azmi Condemns Fake News

Outlook Web Bureau

'I've never said this and I have no intentions of leaving the country. This is where I was born and this is where I'll die. I have nothing but contempt for The Fake News Brigade,' Shabana Azmi said.


01 April, 2019

Facebook Says Removed 687 Accounts, Pages Linked To Congress Ahead Of Lok Sabha Elections

Outlook Web Bureau

Social media giant Facebook on Monday said it has removed 687 pages and accounts linked to individuals associated with an IT Cell of the Congress party as it cracks down on fake accounts and spam.


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25 March, 2019

WhatsApp Likely To Tell How Many Times Message Was Forwarded

Outlook Web Bureau

A message is frequently forwarded when it has been forwarded more than 4 times. Currently, WhatsApp has limited the forwards to a maximum of five in India.


11 March, 2019

EC To Keep Strict Vigil On Social Media To Check Fake News, Hate Speech: Delhi CEO

The CEO also appealed to the people to use the Election Commission's 'cVigil' app to report any violations of moral code of conduct like use of money, gifts, liquor, muscle power to influence voters or use of hate speech.


07 March, 2019

Fake Accounts Of Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman On Social Media, Misinformation Being Spread: IAF

Outlook Web Bureau

'Wing Commander Abhinandan does not have any official social media account on Twitter and Instagram,' the IAF said.


06 March, 2019

CBSE Files FIR Over Circulation Of Fake News About Question Paper Leak

Outlook Web Bureau

The board has located a number of uploads available on YouTube falsely claiming to have access to the original question papers of subjects in which examinations are yet to be conducted.


11 February, 2019

Facebook Adds 5 More Partners To Spot Fake News Ahead Of Lok Sabha Polls

Outlook Web Bureau

Facebook said it has expanded its third-party fact-checking programme in India as the social networking giant looks to combat the spread of "fake news" on its platform ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


05 February, 2019

Centre Asks Whatsapp To Suggest Effective Solutions Against Spread Of Fake News

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said WhatsApp has conveyed that a number of steps have been taken by it to address the issue of fake news propagated using the platform.


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22 January, 2019

WhatsApp Limits Message Forwarding In Fight Against Fake News

Outlook Web Bureau

WhatsApp will now limit users to forwarding a message only five times, in an attempt to cut down on the spread of misinformation.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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