Coronavirus: MPs demand answers on misinformation

MPs want senior executives of Google, Facebook and Twitter to face questions on misinformation.
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Ofcom: Covid-19 5G theories are ‘most common’ misinformation

An Ofcom survey suggests the theories are the most commonly seen example of online misinformation.
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Facebook to alert users who interacted with COVID-19 misinformation

Facebook will show alerts to people who have previously interacted with misinformation about coronavirus – in the social network’s latest move to counter the spread of false information about the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Facebook alters virus policy after damning misinformation report

An independent report brands the platform ‘an epicentre of coronavirus misinformation’.
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WhatsApp introduces new limit on message forwards to fight spread of misinformation

WhatsApp introduces new limit on message forwards to fight spread of misinformationWhatsApp is imposing additional restriction on how frequently a message can be shared on its platform in its latest effort to curtail the spread of misinformation. The Facebook -owned instant messaging service said today that any message that has been forwarded five or more times will now face a new limit that will prevent a user from forwarding it to more than one chat (contact) at a time. A spokesperson told TechCrunch that WhatsApp will roll out this change to users worldwide today.



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Twitter will verify more health experts to fight coronavirus misinformation

Twitter will verify more health experts to fight coronavirus misinformationTwitter wants to make it easier for health experts to get verified. The company is taking new steps to open up its notoriously opaque verification program in order help elevate accounts that are "providing credible updates around #COVID19."

"We are working with global public health authorities to identify experts and have already Verified hundreds of accounts," the company tweeted.



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Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation

Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformationIn an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued a joint statement on their efforts. Last week, U.S Chief Technology Officer Michael Michael Kratsios held a remote meeting with representatives from major tech companies on how to coordinate various efforts related to COVID-19, including fighting disnformation.



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Sir Tim Berners-Lee attacks Tories over misinformation

Sir Tim Berners-Lee tells the BBC the renaming of a Conservative Twitter account was “unbelievable”.
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