Video-sharing giant YouTube has already banned posts that spread falsehoods around coronavirus treatments. The Google-owned site now says its concerns about the spread of medical conspiracy theories go beyond the pandemic.
An investigation of TikTok has shown that the app is falling short of protecting children against misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines.
Poorer nations are not just at the back of the line behind wealthy countries in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, they also face challenges pertaining to poor infrastructure, wars, instability, affordability and other factors like misinformation.
While Covid-19 misinformation is as rampant as the virus, some countries have their own distinct disinformation ecosystems.
The big three US broadcast networks all cut away from US President Donald Trump as claimed that the presidential election was being stolen from him without offering any evidence.
The tech giant said it removed Advance New Zealand party's Facebook page as the party has repeatedly violated misinformation policies.
The video-sharing app has come under fire by US lawmakers and the Trump administration over national security concerns due to its Chinese ownership.
Facebook, Google and Twitter are introducing stricter rules, altered algorithms and thousands of fact checks to stop the spread of bad misinformation online about the virus.
The social media platform removed thousands of government-linked accounts that it claims were violating its policies by undermining the public conversation.
Moscow’s online efforts on the continent seem to reflect its geopolitical ambitions in Libya and in sub-Saharan Africa.
Officials seek to combat the spread of fake news among a population that experts say has proven highly susceptible. Many fear the spread of fake news could end up being the deciding factor in some constituencies.
Platforms like WhatsApp fuel public manipulation and risk undermining democracy in India.
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