Facebook refutes Biden’s claim of ‘killing people’ with vaccine misinformation

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook defended itself against US President Joe Biden’s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story. “The data shows that 85% of

Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook said it has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the shots and will soon label all posts about the vaccines. The social media company has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing

Twitter, Facebook suspend accounts as US election misinformation spreads

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter and Facebook suspended several recently created and mostly right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested US election for violating their policies. Twitter said the accounts had been suspended for violating its policy against

NCOC forms body to stop spread of COVID-19 misinformation

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has formed a committee led by Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah to prevent the spread of disinformation and fake news about COVID-19 pandemic on social media. The decision was taken in a

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