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Facebook is using Messenger and WhatsApp to spot fake news

WhatsApp in a blog post said it’s launching a new feature that will starting labeling messages in the app that have been forwarded along to a user inste.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 11th, 2018

Facebook uses newspaper ads to warn WhatsApp users about fake news

The devastating consequences of fake news are apparent around the world, but in recent times India has felt them most keenly, with the spread of misinformation resulting in the deaths of 12 people in the last two months. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 10th, 2018

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) owned WhatsApp have helped to trigger mass beatings

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) owned WhatsApp have helped to trigger mass beatings Fake news messages on WhatsApp lead to beatings by mobs More than a dozen people beaten up so far this year At least thre.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsJun 26th, 2018

Advocacy group urges FTC to spin off Facebook"s Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallMay 21st, 2018

WhatsApp Has a New Plan for Fighting Its Lethal Fake News Problem

WhatsApp has a particular problem in India, where misinformation has led to lynchings. A few years ago, WhatsApp started letting people forward messages to multiple groups at once. Now, facing serious problems with the spr.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 20th, 2018

WhatsApp says to limit forwarding to stop spread of fake news

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJul 20th, 2018

WhatsApp is dramatically cutting message forwarding after viral fake news led to lynchings

Stephen Lam/Reuters WhatsApp is trying to make it harder for people to spread fake news. It's limiting people's ability to forward messages to more than 20 people at a time. Indian users can only.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 20th, 2018

Is Facebook"s ambitious plan to kill dangerous fake news plausible?

New policy to tackle content that could fuel violence may be well-meaning, but the complexity of the task is mind-boggling.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 19th, 2018

They’re Not ‘Intentionally Getting It Wrong.’ Mark Zuckerberg Says He Won’t Ban Holocaust Deniers

"I don’t believe that our platform should take that down." Facebook, which has come under fire a number of times now over “fake news,” conspiracy theories, and offensive content posted on i.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 18th, 2018

Facebook won’t ban InfoWars in its fake news purge — a site that says 9/11 was staged and the moon landing was fake

Screenshot/Infowars Facebook has been widely criticised for allowing conspiracy site InfoWars to have a page on its platf.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 13th, 2018

Facebook touts fight on fake news, but struggles to explain why InfoWars isn"t banned

Facebook officials struggled on Wednesday to explain why it permits InfoWars, a media organization that is one of the world's leading purveyors of conspiracy theories, to have a page on its platform......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJul 11th, 2018

WhatsApp is using newspapers to fight fake news in India

WhatsApp is using old media to tackle its misinformation problem in India......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJul 10th, 2018

YouTube to invest $25m to boost ‘authoritative’ news

​YouTube will invest $25 million to improve its news features, joining Facebook, Apple and parent company Google in campaigns to curb fake news ahead of the U.S. midterm elections......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 9th, 2018

Facebook Likely to Acquire Bloomsbury AI to Fight Fake News

Facebook (FB) is reportedly acquiring UK-based Bloomsbury AI to help combat the spread of false news on its platform. Facebook’s FB resolve to fight the fake news menace is evident from the upcoming acquisition of artificial intel.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytJul 3rd, 2018

Facebook notifies 800,000 users about a bug in Facebook, Messenger

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJul 2nd, 2018

Facebook is reportedly close to buying a British AI startup to help it shutdown fake news

Facebook Facebook is close to acquiring London-based start-up Bloomsbury AI to help it combat fake news, TechCrunch reports. Bloomsbury AI develops natural language processing (NLP) technology, and has created an AI called "Cape" which can read .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 2nd, 2018

72% of Americans Say Facebook and Twitter Actively Censor Political Views

Republicans are more likely to believe that big tech supports liberal over conservative views. Fake news, Russian trolls, and other daily hazards of social media are not only affecting how many Americans have come to view the world, .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 28th, 2018

Facebook recently removed over 10,000 fake Pages, Groups, accounts

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJun 26th, 2018

Facebook Wants to Use Machine Learning to Stop Hoaxes and Fake News

Facebook debuted a host of new efforts Thursday in its fight against fake news......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 21st, 2018

Facebook Expanding Fact-Checking Project to Combat Fake News

By enlisting media outlets a.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 21st, 2018

Facebook Messenger monetization is a "pending catalyst", says RBC Capital

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJun 20th, 2018