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Twitter launches community-driven fact-checking pilot

With ‘Birdwatch’, Twitter users are able to identify information in tweets that they believe is misleading and write notes to explain why

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Universities launch chatbot in response to COVID-19 misinformation battle

The Fake News Immunity Chatbot, launched in response to the amount of COVID-19 misinformation circulating the internet, introduces users to a quiz-like game featuring rhetorical strategies – and fallacies – from great philosophers including Aristotle, Socrates, and Gorgias

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Facebook begins putting groups under probation for violating rules

Any political or social group on Facebook, whether public or private, which has several posts that violate the platform’s community standards will be put under a form of probation

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WhatsApp hands users the ability to easily check the validity of forwarded messages

Search the Web is being rolled out in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the US

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YouTube to highlight reliable COVID-19 videos on homepage, lowers EU streaming quality

YouTube has been forced to respond to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in more ways than one – taking steps to limit the spread of fake news, while lifting a little

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BBC teams with tech giants to fight fake news

The BBC has joined forces with some biggest players in journalism and technology, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter, to tackle the issue of online disinformation. The group plans to create

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Twitter and Facebook crack down on China-linked propaganda about Hong Kong

Both Twitter and Facebook have begun clamping down on China’s alleged use of their platforms to spread disinformation about the citizens of Hong Kong as protests continue to rage on

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Facebook increases efforts to clean up groups

Facebook has said it will now take a more transparent approach to how it deals with misinformation and extremist content spread within groups – whether those groups are hidden or

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Facebook shuts down influence campaigns linked to Saudi government, UAE, and Egypt

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts and pages involved in ‘coordinated inauthentic behaviour’ from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Egypt. The misinformation being spread from these nations

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The fake news problem is the responsibility of social media firms, say users

The vast majority of people believe that it is the responsibility of social media companies to remove fake news from their platforms, with most also agreeing that they should be

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