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WhatsApp seeks to stem fake news ahead of Pakistan election

WhatsApp seeks to stem fake news ahead of Pakistan election

The hugely popular WhatsApp messaging service began a week-long publicity campaign in Pakistan Wednesday offering tips to spot fake news, days before the country holds a general election. “Together we can fight false information,” says the full-page ad in Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English-language daily, listing ten tips on differentiating rumors from fact. “Many messages containing […]

Swedish kids to learn computer coding and how to spot fake news in primary school

Swedish kids to learn computer coding and how to spot fake news in primary school

Sweden has a reputation for being a leading nation in the tech industry, but rather than resting on its laurels, the plan is for kids to be exposed to the nuts and bolts of technology at an earlier age, according to education minister Gustav Fridolin. “This means Sweden is taking the kind of approach we […]

Donald Trump’s White House is a Mess: He Has Lower Approval Ratings than Congress and Blames ‘fake news’

Donald Trump’s White House is a Mess: He Has Lower Approval Ratings than Congress and Blames ‘fake news’

Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that his administration is ‘running like a fine-tuned machine, despite the fact that I cannot get my cabinet approved.’ He ignored a week which saw him fire his national security adviser for lying to the vice president, and a mounting tide of leaks from inside his White House and his […]

Russia spreading fake news, counterfeit documents, and other disinformation in Sweden: report

Russia spreading fake news, counterfeit documents, and other disinformation in Sweden: report

An expert at Sweden’s most respected foreign policy institute have accused Russia of using underhand methods, including fake news, counterfeit documents, and other disinformation, to influence Swedish decision-making. The report by Martin Kragh, a Russia expert at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, is the first empirical study detailing Russia’s use of ‘active measures’ in […]

Mark Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news

Mark Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news

Facebook Inc, facing withering criticism for failing to stem a flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, is taking a series of steps to weed out hoaxes and other types of false information, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post Friday evening. Facebook has long insisted that […]

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