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WhatsApp traceability: Facebook offers alternative ways to help India

New Delhi: With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, Nick Clegg, Facebook Vice President, Global Affairs and Communications, has offered alternative ways to help the country, without any reference towards tracing the origin of the WhatsApp messages. WhatsApp had categorically said in the past that the government’s demand […]

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Internet to remain suspended in Kashmir due to fake videos

New Delhi: With fake videos emanating from Pakistan purporting to show human rights violations and violence in Kashmir in an effort to fan popular discontent in the region, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that internet services in the state are unlikely to be restored anytime soon. In view of Pakistan’s “intensified and insidious efforts via […]

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How these J&K officers are fighting fake news on Kashmir – 3 min read

Srinagar:  With a full-fledged information war breaking out following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status, several officers of the state have put themselves on the front line of fighting fake news propaganda, mostly emanating from Pakistan. Among the officers of Jammu and Kashmir busting fake news, […]

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FIR sought against JNU’s Shehla Rashid for spreading fake news – 3 min read

New Delhi:  Supreme Court advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, here on Monday, wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to immediately register an FIR against Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Ph.D scholar and J&K-based politician Shehla Rashid for “deliberately” spreading fake news with the intention to incite violence and malign the army’s image. Confirming receipt of […]

Facebook exploring new ways to fight fake news fast

San Francisco: With elections happening around the world month after month, Facebook is kicking off a new collaborative process with outside experts to reduce the distribution of greater quantities of misinformation in a short span of time. “One promising idea we’ve been exploring would involve relying on groups of people who use Facebook to point […]