• WhatApp's using street theater to fight fake news in India

    2 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    After facing backlash about fake news in India, WhatsApp is now trying to spread awareness about misinformation. The company is doing an actual roadshow with skits and songs to convey their message to the locals. The company has teamed up with Reliance Jio - a telecom company and phone maker - for this initiative. Reliance Jio recently announced that WhatsApp is now available to more than 25 million people using KaiOS-based the JioPhone priced at $20. The roadshow will stop in ten cities, and is aimed at instructing people on how to install WhatsApp on these phones and how to...
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  • WhatsApp hits the streets with skits and songs in the fight against fake news in India

    WhatsApp hits the streets with skits and songs in the fight against fake news in India

    2 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    WhatsApp's struggles in India continue as it tries to inform the country's population about the dangers of misinformation spread through messaging apps. The company was told it could be held accountable for the consequences of the spread of fake news through the app, amounting to more than 30 deaths. In order to avoid sanctions, WhatsApp promised to make an effort to reduce the instances of self-delivered justice that come as a result of fake news spreading through its network.
    After trying newspaper ads, limiting sharing capabilities in-app, and even forming a dedicated team, ...
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  • Facebook removed 800 pages and accounts for spreading fake news

    Facebook removed 800 pages and accounts for spreading fake news

    2 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    In a move to fight fake news, Facebook yesterday said it deleted more than 800 pages and accounts. The company claims it removed 559 pages and 251 accounts for spreading disinformation, political spam, and inauthentic activity. Facebook's head of cybersecurity, Nathaniel Gleicher said: People need to be able to trust the connections they make on Facebook. It's why we have a policy banning coordinated inauthentic behavior - networks of accounts or Pages working to mislead others about who they are, and what they are doing. Oscar Rodriguez, a Product Manager at Facebook, said that US midterm...
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