Friday, November 16, 2018

Fake News

Fake News
A woman holds a sign with an image of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a protest in Sao Paulo

Facebook’s WhatsApp Flooded with Fake News in Brazil Election

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters)  Facebook Inc's popular messaging service WhatsApp has become a political battleground in Brazil's most polarized election in decades, raising concerns that...
WhatsApp-Reliance Jio representatives perform in a street play during a drive by the two companies to educate users, on the outskirts of Kolkata

WhatsApp Hits The Road with Skits to Stamp Out Fake News...

By Sankalp Phartiyal JAIPUR, India (Reuters)  On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of...
Commuters walk past an advertisement discouraging the dissemination of fake news at a train station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Facebook, Google to Tackle Spread of Fake News, Advisors Want More

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) Facebook , Google and other tech firms have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread...
3-D printed Facebook "Like" is seen in front of displayed Sweden flag in this illustration picture

Exclusive – Right-Wing Sites Swamp Sweden with ‘Junk News’ in Tight...

By Jack Stubbs and Johan Ahlander LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) One in three news articles shared online about the upcoming Swedish election come from websites publishing deliberately misleading...
A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration

India Asks Telcos to Find Ways to Block Facebook, WhatsApp in...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) India has asked its telecom operators to find ways of blocking applications such as Facebook and messaging app WhatsApp in the...
People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica

Facebook Fakers Get Better at Covering Tracks, Security Experts Say

By Christopher Bing WASHINGTON (Reuters) Creators of fake accounts and news pages on Facebook are learning from their past mistakes and making themselves harder to...
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