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Kishan Reddy’s claims on COVID-19 vaccines stock are false: TS health officials

The senior BJP leader on Sunday took to Twitter and tweeted a map of India that displayed the available stock of Covid vaccines across all States.

TikTok starts banning accounts in Myanmar to curb misinformation

The use of TikTok by government soldiers in the country gained traction even as Facebook in February announced that it was banning the Myanmar's military as well as other state-controlled entities from both Facebook and Instagram.

Twitter cracks down on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Twitter had already banned some COVID-related misinformation in December, including falsehoods about how the virus spreads.

Facebook disagrees with Oversight Board on tweaking Covid policies

The Oversight Board last month made 17 recommendations, based on the six cases, for Facebook to improve its content moderation.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft adopt Australian misinformation code

The code, prepared by the Digital Industry Group Inc (DiGi), a non-profit industry association, will be reviewed in 12 months, reports ZDNet.

Facebook to limit Myanmar military-controlled pages for spreading misinformation

The social media giant on February 12 released a detailed statement regarding the actions undertaken to protect free speech in Myanmar.

Twitter blocks 97 per cent of accounts, posts flagged by IT Ministry

On February 4, Twitter was asked to take down 1,178 accounts with links to Pakistan and Khalistan supporters that were spreading misinformation.

Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news

The mandatory code proposed by the government aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content the tech giants siphon from news sites.

Twitter unblocks high-profile accounts in India

According to Twitter, the company blocked these accounts in the interim in response to a valid legal request from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Downloading WhatsApp on mobile phones not mandatory: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court observed that WhatsApp is responding to the question raised by the Central Government, and thereafter adjourned the matter for March 1 for further hearing.

Now US Democrats go after Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Only hours after gaining full control of Congress, Representatives Anna Eshoo (California) and Tom Malinowski (New Jersey), along with several other members, sent out letters to the CEOs of the three tech giants.

73% drop in election misinformation since Trump ban: Report

The research by the San Francisco-based analytics firm Zignal Labs found that conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 mentions across several social media sites in the week after Trump

Instagram rolls out 2 features to combat Covid misinformation

The company said that with more countries around the world seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, the new notification features will help people stay up-to-date and get information from credible sources directly on Instagram.

Social media CEOs rebuff bias claims, vow to defend election

Democrats focused their criticism mainly on hate speech, misinformation and other content that can incite violence, keep people from voting or spread falsehoods about the coronavirus.

Digital protectionism would be harmful: Facebook warns EU leaders

As much of what the EU aims to do is rooted in values like free expression, privacy, transparency and the rights of individuals, these values must be actively protected as the new rules are written, he said.

Facebook’s long and halting fight against misinformation

Zuckerberg declares his 2018 resolution is to “fix” Facebook.

As US battles Covid-19, flu shot misinformation spreads

"Receiving the flu vaccine will not only provide personal health protection, it will also help reduce the burden of respiratory illness on our already very overstretched healthcare system."

Facebook shuts New Zealand party’s page over ‘misinformation’

Facebook said it would enforce its policies on coronavirus misinformation "regardless of anyone's political position or party affiliation.

Facebook bans anti-vaccination ads but not antivax posts

The social network said it will also run an information campaign encouraging people to get their flu shots this year.

Vaccine reluctance linked to belief in virus hoaxes: Study

"The fostering of numerical skills for sifting through online information could well be vital for curbing the 'infodemic' and promoting good public health behaviour."

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