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Fake news

Fake news

BIPSS Workshop

Developing a critical understanding against fake news and disinformation

Participants at a BIPSS workshop on ‘Developing a Critical Understanding against Fake News and Disinformation,’ deliberated on the proliferation of fake news and the lethal impact it had on states, ...

Speakers and participants at the end of the BIPSS workshop on Developing a Critical Understanding against Fake News and Disinformation,’ held on 22 December 2020

Legal action will be taken against fake news portals: Hasan Mahmud

Information minister Hasan Mahmud said on Thursday legal actions would be taken soon against all fake online news portals

Information minister Hasan Mahmud

Victims lament real-world violence fuelled by social media

Facebook and other social platforms, which are also often used to organise peaceful events and pro-democracy movements, have been condemned for failing to stop a range of abusive and hateful content ...

A 3D printed Facebook logo

YouTube channels making money from ads, memberships amplify Trump voting fraud claims

Researchers who track misinformation say it is fuelled by content creators who see an opportunity to profit from it

A 3D-printed YouTube icon is seen in front of a displayed YouTube logo in this illustration taken on 25 October 2017

Govt launches campaign to make people aware of fake info

Stressing on digital literacy, state minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak said although the rate of literacy in the country has increased substantially, there is a lack of digital literacy ...

The government launches a three-month-long campaign ‘Asol Chini’ to make people aware of fake information. Digital Security Agency and LICT project of Bangladesh Computer Council jointly launched the campaign on 8 September 2020

These 2 tools together can help Facebook fight fake news

Struggling to tame the spread of misinformation on its platform, Facebook can better reduce the extent to which their users fall for and spread fake news articles by deploying a better designed fake ...

A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken on 25 March 2020

Master of fake news gives right-wing Americans headlines they believe

Christopher Blair produces false stories he insists are easily identifiable as satire rather than news. His pages can rack up millions of views, and at least part of that audience believes the ...

Master of fake news gives right-wing Americans headlines they believe

Twitter to label fake, manipulating tweets from next month

In yet another bid to take action against the circulation of synthetic and manipulating media on its platform, Twitter on Wednesday announced a new policy where it would begin labeling such content ...

Twitter to label fake, manipulating tweets from next month

Digital Bangladesh Concert: ICT div urges to ‘verify first, share later’

The ICT division of the Bangladesh government organised a gala concert on Thursday in the capital celebrating the 3rd Digital Bangladesh Day with the theme ‘Shotto Mittha Jachai Agey, Internet ...

Digital Bangladesh Concert: ICT div urges to ‘verify first, share later’

20 countries at UN commit to fighting fake news

Twenty countries, including France, Britain and India, signed an agreement at the UN on Thursday that aims to stop the spread of fake news online.The signatories, which also included South Africa and ...

20 countries at UN commit to fighting fake news
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