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PS4 games news: GOOD news for PlayStation owners as new Sony deals are revealed

Fans have a couple of new PS4 games deals to watch out for over the coming weeks, some bigger than others. The annual PS Plus Double Discounts promotion has returned to the PlayStation Store this week. From now until 21st November you can get up to 30% off hundreds of PS4 titles and with the PS Plus promotion… Read More »

Twitter Said to Be Suspending Over 1 Million Accounts Per Day in Bid to Battle Fake News

Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to the Post, has more than doubled since October,… Read More »

Facebook Asks European Users Which News Sources They Trust

Facebook is asking users in Europe which news sources they trust to help it gauge whether to extend a change to its News Feed that it made in the United States earlier this year, designed to filter out misinformation. In January, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the News Feed, the social media company’s centrepiece service, would prioritise… Read More »

Fake News on Twitter 70 Percent More Likely to Be Retweeted Than True News: Study

False news stories spread much more quickly and widely on Twitter than truthful ones, an imbalance driven more by people than automated “bot” accounts, researchers said on Thursday. A study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab examining about 126,000 stories shared by some 3 million people on Twitter from 2006 to 2017 found that false news… Read More »

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 »

Xiaomi Redmi 5A India Launch, Jio Cashback Offer Extended, Google Datally, and More News This Week

HIGHLIGHTS First 5 million buyers of Redmi 5A base variant will get Rs. 1,000 off Jio Prime users can avail cashback offer till December 15 now Google released Datally, a new Android app to help you save data Welcome to another edition of our weekly roundup of the biggest newsmakers in the world of technology. The hottest news… Read More »

Facebook isn’t done fighting News Feed spam

 is taking new steps to fight spam. The social network will now weed out posts from spammers who fill their friends’ feeds with “vast amounts” of links to “low quality content.” “We want to reduce the influence of these spammers and deprioritize the links they share more frequently than regular sharers,” writes Facebook’s VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri. In… 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 Revamps News Feed to Downplay Links to Websites With Deceptive Ads

Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. The downgrade of the links was expected to take effect beginning on Wednesday on News Feed, the home page of Facebook where people go to see posts from… Read More »

Twitter Reportedly Partners Bloomberg for Streaming TV News

Twitter Inc is partnering with Bloomberg Media for a round-the-clock streaming television news service on the social networking platform, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The channel, which is yet to be named and is expected to begin operations this fall, would be announced Monday, WSJ said. Twitter’s user growth has stalled in the past few quarters… Read More »