EU’s Breton tells Facebook’s Zuckerberg the fake news buck stops with him

FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Monday warned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that his social media firm and other tech giants may be subjected to tough rules if […]

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EU should beef up fake news pledge involving Google, Facebook, Twitter – study

FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union should strengthen a voluntary pledge, to which Facebook Inc (FB.O), Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) signed up to combat fake news, with sanctions to make it […]

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EU should beef up fake news pledge involving Google, Facebook, Twitter

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration 2/2 By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union should strengthen a voluntary pledge, to which Facebook Inc (O:), Alphabet Inc’s (O:) Google and Twitter Inc (N:) signed up to combat fake news, with sanctions to make […]

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Bitcoin Enthusiast Forward Funds to Fake Mixer Disguised as Bitmixer

Bitcoin Enthusiast Forward Funds to Fake Mixer Disguised as Bitmixer by Vandana Malik – 03:57 AM May 03, 2020 As the crypto market’s adoption is increasing rapidly, crypto scams are also increasing at a higher rate along with this. Recently, one Bitcoin enthusiast has been a target of such a scam where he lost .1111 […]

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Vietnam introduces ‘fake news’ fines for coronavirus misinformation

HANOI (Reuters) – A new decree took effect in Vietnam on Wednesday introducing fines for the dissemination of ‘fake news’ or rumours on social media, amid the rapid spread of comment online about the novel coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country. A man uses a smartphone as he walks past a poster warning against spreading […]

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Facebook sues Indian techie for COVID-19 fake news

Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park California (iStocks) Facebook has filed a lawsuit against an Indian man for running a software company that pushed deceptive advertisements and misinformation about COVID-19 on social media by bypassing its advertising review process. The suit, filed in federal court in California, alleges that Basant       Gajjar’s company LeadCloak provided ad-cloaking […]

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Public warned over fake coronavirus advice circulating online

People are being warned to beware of false guidance about online coronavirus amid tech giants' attempts to tackle misinformation. The Department of Health and Social Care said anonymous reports alleged to be from Stanford Hospital or Japanese physicians who recommend self-tests for Covid-19 by holding their breath are not accurate. It pointed to nhs.uk/coronavirus for […]

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