YouTube, Along With Facebook, Said to Be on White House Radar for Spreading COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

[ad_1] The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines and are not doing enough to stop it, sources familiar with...

AI & Prompts: Can They Help Tackle Misinformation on Social Media?

[ad_1] The user interface interventions include introduction of prompts via a pop-up window, in order to make people pause, think and analyse the content they are about to share. By doing so, people were 10 percent less likely to share...

US President Joe Biden Softens Tone on Facebook, Urges Action on COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

[ad_1] US President Joe Biden took a softer tone when talking about Facebook on Monday, after saying last week that the social media company was "killing people" by allowing the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.US President Biden told reporters...

Lewis Hamilton subjected to racist abuse online after British GP win

[ad_1] Hamilton won at Silverstone after fighting back from a 10-second penalty for a first-lap collision that ended up with title rival Max Verstappen in hospital Lewis Hamilton was subjected to racist abuse online after winning the British Grand Prix,...

Facebook often removes evidence of rights atrocities – but here’s how citizens can preserve it

[ad_1] Nearly half of the world’s population owns a smartphone. For those living in conflict zones or suffering human rights violations, these devices are crucial. They help ordinary people record and share the atrocities they witness – alerting the world...
Israeli Spyware Pegasus Used to Target  Indian Journalists: Report

Israeli Spyware Pegasus Used to Target Indian Journalists: Report

[ad_1] Israeli Spyware Pegasus A report published by an Indian online news portal based on a leaked list on Sunday, 18 July, revealed that Israel-made spyware Pegasus is believed to have targeted at least 40 Indian journalists. The report published...

WhatsApp Encrypted Cloud Backups Being Tested for Android

[ad_1] Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp is testing the technology to independently encrypt chat backups in the cloud. The Facebook-owned service revealed that the system has been enabled in its most recent Android beta update.According to WABetaInfo, opting in for...

Social Media Platforms Are ‘Killing People’ With COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation: US President Joe Biden

[ad_1] US President Joe Biden on Friday criticised social media platforms like Facebook for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus and vaccines, as his administration has blamed them for stalling US vaccine rates.Biden was asked by reporters at the White House...

Govt’s U-Turn on iMessage And IT Rules ‘Discriminatory’: Experts

[ad_1] Sugathan mentions that if the number of users of the app has crossed the threshold, then it will have to comply with all the provisions of the IT Rules which are applicable to SSMIs.“Unlike other messaging apps like, say,...

WhatsApp banned over 20 lakh Indian accounts between May 15 and June 15

[ad_1] Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp on Thursday said that it had banned 20,11,000 accounts of Indian users for misusing the application’s services between May 15 and June 15. The company made the declaration in its first compliance report as mandated...
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