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WATCH: When seeing isn't believing: using AI to create 'Deepfakes'  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
The latest in artificial technology allows creators to swap and meld video, which can be used for everything from a fun camera filter to creating dangerous fake news. more
Labour claims anti-fake news charity spread fake news  Sky News · 5 hours
A political row is brewing after Labour warned of a "Conservative Party, establishment cover-up" over an anti-disinformation think tank accused of political attacks against senior Labour figures. more
Seeing but not believing: Inside the business of “deepfakes”  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Experts fear that in the wrong hands, deepfakes could become the next frontier in fake news – and spark very real consequences. more
Facebook struck deals over data and burnt rivals, say British lawmakers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Internal emails at Facebook Inc., including those involving Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, were published online by a committee of U.K. lawmakers investigating social media's role... more
WhatsApp Senior Executives Said to Have Met Government Over Fake News Tracing  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Misinformation on WhatsApp has led to the lynching of over 30 people since January last year, according to data portal IndiaSpend, prompting technology mister... more
Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data'  BBC · 5 days
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
Facebook 'struck secret deals over user data'  BBC · 5 days
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
Facebook chief's emails exposed by MPs  BBC · 6 days
More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry. more
EU steps up fight against 'fake news' ahead of elections  ABC NEWS · 6 days
EU authorities step up efforts to fight Russian-backed disinformation campaigns ahead of continent's elections next year more
EU steps up fight against Russian 'fake news' ahead of vote  ABC NEWS · 6 days
EU authorities step up efforts to fight Russian-backed disinformation campaigns ahead of continent's elections next year more
Developing tools to combat 'fake news'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
With news coverage being a constant cycle and information being amplified across social media channels, it can be difficult to discern between sound news and 'fake news.' As a result people's trust in scientific information has... more
WhatsApp's Latest Step to Combat Fake News in India - a TV Campaign  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
WhatsApp said it worked closely with filmmaker Shirsha Guha Thakurta to develop three 60 second films that each convey real scenarios about... more
WhatsApp Launches TV Campaign in India to Fight Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
WhatsApp said it worked closely with filmmaker Shirsha Guha Thakurta to develop three 60 second films that each convey real scenarios about dangerous rumours. more
Should we break up Facebook?  CBC · 2 weeks
This week, lawmakers all over the world sat down to grill Facebook about privacy and fake news. Canada's reps were especially harsh on the tech giant... more
We made deceptive robots to see why fake news spreads, and found a weakness  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Only a small amount of fake news is needed to disrupt any debate or discussion on an issue, according to... more
Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar Starrer 2.0 Out Now in Theatres Despite COAI's 'Concerns' About 'Misinformation'  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
2.0 sees Rajinikanth return as Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, while Akshay Kumar plays the villain of the movie Pakshi Rajan.... more
2.0 Movie Out Now in Theatres Despite COAI's 'Concerns' About 'Misinformation'  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
2.0 movie features a post-apocalyptic world in which cellphones turn against their users. 2.0 sees Rajinikanth return as Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, while Akshay Kumar plays... more
Facebook must police Today In, its local news digest launching in 400 cities  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Facebook has a new area of its app it will have to police for fake news and biased sensationalism. Facebook is launching... more
Zuckerberg skips global hearing on fake news, irking politicians - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A symbolic chair was left empty at the session on disinformation. Politicians from nine countries expressed annoyance at his decision to stay away. more
“The problem is Facebook,” lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A grand committee of international parliamentarians empty-chaired Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing earlier today, after the Facebook founder snubbed repeat invitations to face questions about... more
MPs' fury over Mark Zuckerberg 'no-show'  BBC · 2 weeks
Facebook executive Richard Allan faces international committee on fake news and disinformation. more
MPs leave empty chair for Zuckerberg at fake news inquiry  Sky News · 2 weeks
MPs have questioned Facebook's European policy chief at a hearing in Westminster - but left an empty chair for the social network's founder Mark Zuckerberg after he refused... more
Facebook policy VP, Richard Allan, to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
An unprecedented international grand committee comprised of 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week... more
Google tightens political ad rules ahead of Europe elections  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Google said Thursday it's expanding stricter political advertising requirements to the European Union as part of efforts to curb misinformation and increase transparency ahead of the bloc's elections next year. more
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Concerns about "fake news" have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years. The extraordinary amount of attention paid... more
Internal Facebook memo sees outgoing VP of comms Schrage take blame for hiring Definers  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
TechCrunch has obtained an internal memo published by Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy Elliot Schrage in which he blames... more
Internal Facebook memo sees Elliot Schrage take responsibility for hiring Definers  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
TechCrunch has attained an internal memo published by Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy Elliot Schrage in which he blames himself for hiring PR firm Definers.... more
Twitter bots had 'disproportionate' role spreading misinformation in 2016 election: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An analysis of information shared on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election has found that automated accounts—or "bots"—played a disproportionate role in spreading misinformation online. more
How Twitter bots get people to spread fake news  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Automated bot accounts on Twitter help spread misinformation by strategically encouraging people to make it go viral. more
Facebook Blasted by Singapore Lawmaker Over Refusal to Take Down 'False' Post  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Tuesday, saying it had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news and calling... more
WhatsApp, DEF Train Community Leaders to Tackle Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The education workshop encouraged WhatsApp users to see themselves as "agents of change" by addressing socio-behavioural change and empowered them to spot false news. more
New report explores Apple’s push to stop viral misinformation with Apple News  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Last month, a report explored Apple’s efforts to ensure Apple News doesn’t become a “crazy land.” Now, The Sydney Morning Herald is out with... more
Facebook Comes Under Renewed Fire for How It Handled Misinformation  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Facebook is coming under renewed fire for how it handled the spread of fake news and misinformation on its social network. more
Facebook will change algorithm to demote “borderline content” that almost violates policies  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Facebook will changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation, hate speech, violence, bullying, clickbait... more
Facebook will reduce reach of ‘sensationalist and provocative’ content  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Facebook is once again tweaking how stories spread through the News Feed, this time going after posts that... more
Facebook changes algorithm to demote “borderline content” that almost violates its policy  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Facebook has changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation, hate speech, violence, bullying, clickbait... more
Facebook has a growing morale problem  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
For some time now, Facebook has copped to being “slow.” Confronted with any question about Russian interference on the platform, or the scourge of... more
Who joined the Islamic State from France between 2014 and 2016?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Radicalized French citizens who adhere to Islamic State propaganda are less likely to disengage from their beliefs if they are married men with children, and from... more
The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news  BBC · 4 weeks
Why face-mapping technology designed to improve TV dubbing is raising fears about fake news. more
How research is helping to reduce prejudice between people online  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The internet often gets a bad rap, and for good reason. Social media use can contribute to poorer mental health in teens. It can also be used to... more
WhatsApp Selects 20 Teams to Curb Fake News Globally, Including India  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
WhatsApp said it has selected 20 research teams worldwide who will work on how misinformation spreads and what additional steps it could take to curb fake... more
Google, Facebook, Twitter Promise Tougher Action to Fight Fake News in India  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Representatives of Google, Facebook, and Twitter on Monday outlined the actions they were taking to fight misinformation on their platforms. more
The Cleaners documentary crawls into the scary side of Facebook - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
This hard-hitting documentary tackles fake news, censorship and the outsourcing of democracy. It's bleak but essential viewing. more
The Cleaners gets inside the scary side of Facebook - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
This hard-hitting documentary tackles fake news, censorship and the outsourcing of democracy. It's bleak but essential viewing. more
Facebook Watch gets a news show to tackle fake news - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The latest misinformation-fighting show for Facebook's mobile streaming platform comes from the UK's Channel 4 News. more
Facebook tackles fake news with new news show on Facebook Watch - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
The latest misinformation-fighting show for Facebook's mobile streaming platform comes from the UK's Channel 4 News. more
Twitter CEO Says Taking Multiple Steps to Curb Fake News Before 2019 Elections in India  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the social network is taking "multi-variable" steps, including the use of AI tools,... more
How President Trump took 'fake news' into the mainstream  BBC · 4 weeks
What began as a way to describe misinformation was quickly diverted into a propaganda tool. The BBC's Dave Lee examines how "fake news" went mainstream. more
The digital epidemic killing Indians  BBC · 4 weeks
India has seen a rise in public lynching's caused by social media messages spreading fake news. more
What is fake news and how can you identify it?  BBC · 4 weeks
Fake news is not only news that you disagree with. It can also very closely mimic real news stories. more
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