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Study says pre-bunking effective in tackling misinformation

A study released recently says pre-bunking is an effective technique against the spread of online disinformation and misinformation. The study, published by Science Advances and...

Fake news, misinformation worsening insecurity – Nigerian govt

THE Nigerian government has said that insecurity experienced in some parts of the country is being aggravated by fake news and misinformation. The Minister of...

2023 polls: Nigerian fact-checkers warn politicians against misinformation

A coalition of fact-checkers working in Nigeria has issued a strong warning to politicians to abstain from misinformation and disinformation as the 2023 general...

Misinformation: Google to improve search snippets using machine learning software

Google has disclosed ongoing efforts to improve its search engine using its machine learning software called Multitask Unified Model (MUM). This is coming in response...

Meta chatbot spreads fake news, slams Facebook

Blender Bot 3, the new chatbot Meta is test-running has slammed Facebook and spread fake news, reports have shown. The chatbot, launched on August 5,...

UNESCO confab to boost war against fake news, misinformation – Lai Mohammed

NIGERIA's Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the 2022 Global Media and Information Literacy (GMIL) Week of UNESCO, will give a...

Nigerian government to collaborate with Google to tackle hate speech, disinformation

THE Nigerian Government says it is collaborating with Google to curb the spread of hate speech and disinformation on YouTube channels. The Minister of Information...

Doctors, scientists band together to combat misinformation on Twitter

Doctors, scientists, among other health professionals, have banded together to amplify health-related information on the microblogging platform, Twitter. The team, which comprises health professionals from...

Meta may ease COVID-19 policies on misinformation

Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook, says it is considering reviewing its policies on COVID-19 misinformation. In addition, it said that it is...

Russia fines Google $373 million for allegedly promoting fake news

Russia has fined Alphabet Inc.'s Google $373 million for allegedly promoting fake news on its platform. The development is in line with Russia's efforts to...

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