Tag Archives: fake

Twitter Executive on Fake News: ‘We Are Not the Arbiters of Truth’

There are lots of things you can’t do on Twitter. You can’t threaten violence, post pornography or wear a swastika in your profile pic. But you can lie. Twitter made clear on Thursday that while it is happy to serve as a platform for fact-checkers, it does not want to get into the business of making its own judgments… Read More »

Redmi Note 4 Blast Video ‘Fake’, Says Xiaomi; Blames Faulty Third-Party Charger for Customer’s Woes

Xiaomi has responded to a video claiming a Redmi Note 4 unit caught fire spontaneously in Bengaluru, saying the video is fake and not of a Xiaomi device at all. While acknowledging that a Redmi Note 4 unit owned by one Arjun did suffer fire damage in Bengaluru, the company after a “thorough technical investigation” determined the damage was caused due to a faulty third-party… Read More »

Social media fights back against fake news

Facebook and other social media networks are taking steps to make sure their platforms don’t become tools for foreign governments spreading “fake news” stories. Experts consider the threat level high for these platforms to be used by foreign governments or other entities seeking to influence millions because of their extensive reach and ability to disseminate both malignant links… Read More »

Facebook Tackles Fake News With New Tools

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will introduce tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on its platform, an about-face in response to rising criticism that it did not do enough to combat the problem during the US presidential campaign. The social network company stressed that the new features are part of an ongoing process to refine and test… Read More »

Facebook Uses Survey to Curb Fake News

In an effort to stop the proliferation of fake news, Facebook has initiated a “Survey” that asks users to what extent they think an article uses misleading language. According to a report in TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed that this is an official effort to curb the spread of misinformation. “The company uses surveys somewhat like this to test… Read More »

It’s time to stop blaming Facebook for fake news

Analysis These are things we know to be true: Facebook is increasingly a leading news source for many Americans. There is a crap-ton of fake and biased news on Facebook. Here’s what people are getting wrong: Facebook deserves all the blame. It’s Facebook’s fault that Donald Trump is now President-Elect. There is no defense for fake news. I… Read More »

Iraq PM orders removal of British-made fake bomb detectors

For the past nine years, Iraq’s security forces have tried to stop car bombs with a British-made bomb detector wand that was long ago proven to be fake. A day after a car bomb killed at least 157 people in central Baghdad, the country’s prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, has demanded their withdrawal. After the single deadliest attack in… Read More »