Tag: misinformation

Outrageous Wuhan virus “cures” include cow dung, garlic, saltwater gargles, green bean soup

In China, gargling with salt water is being touted as a cure for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated in Wuhan, a city in...

Malaysian govt dispels rumours: Coronavirus will not turn people into zombies

Putrajaya -- The novel coronavirus is spreading all over the world, but misinformation about the disease is affecting even more people online. On Malaysian social...

Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s policy to let politicians lie

Facebook has long been accused of being instrumental to the spread of misinformation around the globe and being weaponized to shape the outcome of...

YouTube takes down 210 accounts for “inauthentic and coordinated” behaviour

Following similar decisions by Twitter and Facebook, Google announced on Thursday (Aug 22) that YouTube has suspended more than 200 channels that are revealed...

Netizens urge YouTube to ban Chinese media sponsored ads spreading misinformation about Hong Kong...

Several users on Twitter and Reddit posted screenshots of YouTube advertisements spreading misinformation about Hong Kong protesters. https://twitter.com/tktrololo/status/1164103606833799169 https://twitter.com/jgriffiths/status/1159796353884536832 https://twitter.com/Lam14218656/status/1163804276734353408 One such post showed a screenshot of a...

Facebook takedown in Myanmar – cracking down on hate speech posts and pages linked...

On Wednesday, December 19, Facebook took down a combined number of more than 500 pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar that were perpetuating misinformation...
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