Fake News

The videos pose a danger to swaying the court of public opinion through social media

Deepfakes: Manipulated video and audio pose threat to elections

The term “fake news” is taking a much more literal turn as new technology is making it easier to manipulate the faces and audio in videos.
Can Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram be blocked for national security and public order: Asks Modi government to industry

Can Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram be blocked for national security and public order: Asks Modi government to industry

Department of Telecom (DoT) has written to telecom operators and different stakeholder for their inputs to block the applications under Section 69A of the IT Act.
Under tremendous pressure to act on Fake news, WhatsApp announces research awards

Under tremendous pressure to act on Fake news, WhatsApp announces research awards

With case after case of misinformation, propaganda and fake news attached to its platform leading to death and severe law and order problem across the country, Facebook the owner of WhatsApp has announced a research awards to scholars to understand the menace of misinformation.
Investigations by the Dubai Police has confirmed one of the above manipulated and circulated false social media posts giving the impression that the gold jewellery sold by the Kalyan Jewellers is impure and fake.

5 Indians under Dubai Police scanner for circulating fake news against Kalyan Jewellers

Dubai Public Prosecution has directed the Dubai Police to initiate criminal proceedings for charges of cyber crime and abuse using the internet/social media platform against five persons of Indian origin.
Social media giant Facebook is testing a feature that will run top posts from local politicians even into non-followers news feed, said media report. (Photo/Recode)

Facebook to run top posts from politicians in your News Feed even if you don’t follow them: Here’s why

Facebook is testing a feature that will run top posts from local politicians into users news feed who follow at least one local, state or federal representative from their area
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