Facebook announced that it will be launching third-party fact-checking in Arabic across the MENA region in partnership with Fatabyyano, an …
Big Tech joins forces to fight COVID-19 misinformation
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube have issue a joined statement on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to fight …
Facebook is on the look out for ‘fake news’ fact checkers
Facebook has advertised for “news credibility specialists” to fact-check content that appears on its site, after accusations of bias and the ongoing controversy over fake news.
Facebook scraps “Trending” topics feature
Facebook has recently announced that it will remove the ‘Trending’ topics feature that compiles popular news from its social network.
Social media users risk facing hefty fines for “fake news”
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has once again warned UAE social media users against the potential legal implications of information on various online platforms.
Facebook update to prioritise “local and trustworthy” news
The social media giant revealed on Monday that it is going to prioritise news stories that are specific to where the user lives, by identifying local publishers as those whose links are clicked on by readers in a tight geographic area
Mark Zuckerberg vows to ‘fix’ Facebook in 2018
Zuckerberg’s resolutions in the past have included wearing a tie every day, learning Mandarin, meeting one person a day outside of Facebook and building a simple AI system to run his home.
Google adds ‘fact-checking’ tag to news and search results
Google has recently rolled out a new fact-checking tool, which will highlight articles in its search and news results that have been vetted and identified as to whether it is factual or fabricated.
Germany to fine tech firms for hate speech and fake news
The German government has recently approved fines of up to EUR 50 million against social media platforms that fail to remove illicit and fake content by users.