Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: Misinformation

Health to politics — world’s ‘information pollution’ is increasing. Media needs a purge

Leaders in the public and private spheres agree that the spread of misinformation and digital propaganda is an incredibly difficult challenge.

Twitter permanently bans US representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for Covid misinformation

The Georgia lawmaker was previously suspended for tweeting false claims during the pandemic. Her final strike was a Saturday tweet misrepresenting data on the death rate from vaccines.

Pause, re-check before sharing info on social media. Indians don’t have great track record

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

In a first, Twitter will let users report misinformation in some countries

Twitter is running a test in US, Australia & South Korea to study misinformation and identify trends of problem areas. Based on the results, more categories could get added to the fact-checking operation.

SubscriberWrites: In a world rife with misinformation & manipulation, it is time to become critical readers

Readers need to be careful about what they read and hear because of the farrago of information and misinformation in circulation, writes Satyam Choudhary.

Facebook & YouTube were wrong to censor the lab leak theory as Covid ‘misinformation’

Part of the problem is that people think they know misinformation when they see it. It’s much better to provide additional information than to censor it.

Govt asks Twitter to drop ‘manipulated media’ tag from ‘toolkit’ tweets

Sources said the govt has asked Twitter to not interfere in the investigation process to determine the veracity of the content, which deals with an alleged Congress toolkit.

Congress asks Twitter to suspend JP Nadda & Smriti Irani’s account in ‘toolkit case’

Congress alleged that the 'gross misuse' of Twitter by the senior functionaries of BJP has led to dissemination of ‘false information and has the potential to cause social unrest’.

Former IAS officer booked by UP Police for allegedly spreading misinformation

Unnao Kotwali police station's SHO Dinesh Chandra Mishra said the case against Surya Pratap Singh was lodged on 13 May after several residents complained.

‘Not arbiters of truth’ — why Facebook will not remove all misinformation from its platform

In an event on how Facebook handles misinformation, social media giant says no single entity, private or government, should have the power to decide what is true and what is false.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.