Experts on Fake News Warn of Federal Election Manipulation Through Social Media
Analysts says online interference is happening in the run-up to Canada's federal election.
Survey Shows Nearly 90% of Canadians are Fooled by Fake News
Almost nine in 10 surveyed said they had been fooled by fake news at least once.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Among Other Tech Execs, Invited to to Ottawa to Talk Disinformation and Fake News
A number of tech execs have been invited to speak about fake news in Ottawa this year.
Older Users Share the Most Fake News on Social Media, Shows Study
The study, however, could not draw a conclusion about why older users are more likely to share hoaxes.
WhatsApp Will Label Forwarded Messages to Help Battle Spread of Misinformation
WhatsApp announced that it will now be labelling forwarded messages in an attempt to help stop the spread of misinformation.
Facebook Will Launch Initiative to Protect Canada’s Next Election from Cyber Threats
Facebook is planning to launch an election integrity initiative that will help protect Canada's next election from cyber threats.
Twitter Not Planning Fake News ‘Button,’ Despite Previous Reports
The report prompted widespread concern that the button would be open to abuse, though it was never clear whether the feature would ultimately be released.
Google News Gets a Much-Needed Redesign, Improving Readability
Google has given its news aggregation service a revamp to remove clutter on the page and give it a cleaner look for its desktop version.
Facebook Introduces Measures to Crack Down on Fake Accounts
The company announced on Wednesday that it is implementing system wide changes to crack down on fake accounts that spread fake news and cause mayhem.
Google Rolls Out ‘Fact Check’ Tag in News Search Results Globally
The new tags, to be used in all languages for users worldwide, will use third-party fact-checkers to indicate whether news items are true, false or somewhere in-between.
WhatsApp’s Problem in India: The Platform for Fake News
In November of last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned 86% of the country's legal tender from circulation. While the goal was to get rid of "black money," a term used in India for cash that is stored outside of the country's banking system to evade taxes, it brought to light another issue that...
Facebook Announces Plan to Crackdown on Fake News
Facebook turns to the community and fact checkers to address fake news issue.