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Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly involving home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.
WhatsApp launched a hotline April 2 allowing Indians to flag rumours circulating ahead of the upcoming election, a major concern in a country where fake news has fuelled violence.
Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, Internet companies are trying to contain bad information about vaccines.
A new report from Canadian Internet watchdog Citizen Lab is linking Iran with a fake Twitter account unmasked by The Associated Press.
The world’s largest election has become something of a test case in how technology giants handle fake news after years of scandal. It’s not working out so well.
One of Facebook's third-party fact-checking partners on July 30 said the company needed to share more data with fact-checkers to better curb misinformation.
Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Aug 15, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform.
Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.