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WhatsApp adds new features to curb spread of fake news

SAN FRANCISCO: WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has introduced few new features in its attempts to curb the spread of fake news on the platform. WhatsApp has been testing its in-app browser search for one year. The new feature enables users

FM Qureshi denies death rumours as fake news spreads

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has rubbished reports of his death after rumours circulated of the politician passing away. Reports of his death were propagated by the Indian lobby on social media after  his profile at Wikipedia was edited

Instagram will fight misinformation with fact-checkers

SAN FRANCISCO: Instagram went global in its fight against misinformation, making alliances with fact-checkers around the world to expose deception in shared photos or videos. The Facebook-owned social platform launched a fact-checking program in the US early this year. “Today’s

Facebook unveils ‘news tab’ to prevent fake news

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Friday began rolling out its dedicated “news tab” with professionally produced content — the latest move by the social network to promote journalism and shed its reputation as a platform for misinformation. The tab, being tested