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Researchers recommend ways to reduce viral misinformation on Twitter

RESEARCHERS at the University of Washington Center for an Informed Public have recommended steps that could reduce viral misinformation on Twitter. Following a study carried...

Adobe releases new open-source tools to tackle visual misinformation

AMERICAN multinational computer software company, Adobe Inc., has released three new open-source tools intended to make it easier to verify the authenticity of visual...

IFCN condemns Philippine government’s decision to shut down Rappler

FACT-CHECKERS across the globe under the auspices of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) have condemned the decision of the Philippine government to revoke Rappler’s...

Fake news, social media pose threat to 2023 election ― DSS

THE Department of State Services (DSS) has described fake news and social media as the biggest threat to the 2023 general elections. The DSS spokesperson...

Two ICIR fact-checks shortlisted for Global Fact 9 award in Norway

TWO fact-checks published by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), have been shortlisted for the Global Fact 9 award in Norway. The reports were...

Nigerian government rolls out policy to ‘sanitise’ social media platforms

THE National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has issued a Code of Practice for interactive computer service platforms like Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, Tik Tok...

Telegram set measures to stop misinformation in Brazil ahead of country’s election

Telegram has put up measures to curb misinformation in Brazil ahead of the country's presidential election in October 2022. In a report by Poynter’s International...

YouTube CEO reinforces commitment to curbing misinformation

THE Chief Executive Officer of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, has restated the commitment of the video-streaming site to curbing misinformation and promoting free speech on...

Twitter to flag tweets that contain misinformation during crisis

TWITTER has announced a new policy for dealing with misinformation during a period of crisis. As part of the new policy, it has also established...

Facebook silent as anti-abortion disinformation in Spanish language spreads, study reveals

A new study by Naral Pro-Choice America’s research team has revealed how some Facebook pages are spreading disinformation in Spanish language about abortion to...

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