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Twitter to offer report option for misleading election tweets

Twitter is adding a dedicated report option that enables users to tell it about misleading tweets related to voting — starting with elections taking place in India and the European Union . From tomorrow users in India can report tweets they believe are trying to mislead voters — such as disinformation related to the date or location of polling stations; or fake claims about identity requirements for being able to vote — by tapping on the arrow menu of the suspicious tweet and selecting the ...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Europe, Government, India, Social Media, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, EC, Facebook Google


Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections

Facebook has quietly removed three far right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread politically divisive content in Spain ahead of a general election in the country which takes place on Sunday. The networks had a total reach of almost 1.7M followers and had generated close to 7.4M interactions in the past three months alone, according to analysis by the independent group that identified the bogus activity on Facebook’s platform. The fake far right ...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, Social Media, Tech, Spain, Catalonia, General Election, Hitler, Kremlin, Vox, Andalusia, Far Right, Avaaz


40 seems really young, and it's easy to remember that Pete Buttigieg is younger than that — 30 whatever — so Moulton's probably second-youngest... journalism!

"ABC News flubs presidential candidates' ages," John Althouse Cohen blogs.ABC News wrote that Seth Moulton is the "second-youngest candidate," when he's 40.Wait, Tulsi Gabbard and Eric Swalwell are both 38-year-old members of Congress who've announced they're running for president. Have they dropped out? No, Moulton is at most the fourth-youngest candidate, not the "second-youngest"; ABC News just didn’t bother to fact-check.... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Congress, Abc, Abc News, Moulton, Tulsi Gabbard, Seth Moulton, Eric Swalwell, Jaltcoh, John Althouse Cohen, Ann Althouse, Pete Buttigieg, Fake News


Hannity Spent Easter Yelling About Report That Russian TV Used His Mueller Clips

Fox News host Sean Hannity was displeased Easter Sunday that reporters pointed out that Russian television has been using clips of his monologues insisting on Trump’s innocence in light of the redacted Mueller report. “Maybe the Daily Beast should look at itself and the rest of the Fake News industrial complex in America, as they are no better than Russian propaganda outlets—perhaps even worse,” Hannity raged in a 13-part Twitter thread. The Daily Beast reported that Russian TV has been splic...
Tags: News, America, Fox News, Trump, Sean Hannity, HANNITY, Daily Beast, Fake News, Russia Probe, Kate Riga, Mueller report, Russian television


Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings, citing hate misinformation

Sri Lanka blocked multiple social media networks, including Facebook and WhatsApp, following terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, to halt the spread of misinformation. YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and Viber were also inaccesible, according to internet freedom tracker Netblocks.... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Snapchat, Viber, Whatsapp, Sri Lanka, Misinformation, Internet Freedom, Fake News, YouTube Instagram Snapchat Facebook Messenger


Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings, citing misinformation

Sri Lanka blocked multiple social media networks, including Facebook and WhatsApp, following terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, to halt the spread of misinformation. YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and Viber were also inaccesible, according to internet freedom tracker Netblocks.... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Snapchat, Viber, Whatsapp, Sri Lanka, Misinformation, Internet Freedom, Fake News, YouTube Instagram Snapchat Facebook Messenger


Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, Censorship, Social Media, Whatsapp, Terrorism, Sri Lanka, Easter bombings, Fake News, Facebook TechCrunch, Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook


Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches, on the holiest weekend of the Christian calendar. In a brief statement, the Sri Lankan president’s secretary Udaya Seneviratne said the government has “decided to temporarily block social media sites includ...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, Instagram, Government, India, Social Media, Communication, Tech, Turkey, Whatsapp, Digital Media, President, Easter, Sri Lanka, World Wide Web


ShareChat has removed 54K accounts and nearly 5 lakh pieces of content since February

ShareChat, a social media platform that hosts content in 14 Indian languages, said on Wednesday that it has removed more than 487,000 pieces of content and 54,404 accounts since February for violating its community guidelines and terms of use. The company’s announcement came a day before the second... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Content, Content Moderation, Fake News, Tiktok, ShareChat


More comedy commissioned at Union Jack Radio

Union Jack is to launch three new comedy series in a bid to claim the title of the ‘Home of British Comedy’ on the radio. Launching on Monday 6 May 2019 is Union JACK’s Pundays, hosted by Colin Leggo, winner of one of Leicester Comedy Festival’s sell-out events, the 2019 UK Pun Championship. This day-long, weekly feature will see Union JACK ditch Mondays and replace them with Pundays, when listeners will be invited to send the station puns, based around a specific British topic, via the Union...
Tags: UK, Radio, Jack, Union Jack, Josh Berry, Station News, Fake News, Giles Gear, Union Jack Radio, Colin Leggo, Pundays, Jericho Comedy, Jericho Comedy Club


The WikiLeaks Case: Democracy Dies in Empire

In the avalanche of news reports that have washed over the globe since the abduction of Julian Assange, this conversation struck me as containing numerous points of importance. It seemed worthwhile to have some of these points transcribed and listed here. If you have seen it, then the select transcriptions beneath the video might serve […]
Tags: Media, Washington Post, Democracy, Censorship, Secrecy, Anthropology, Press freedom, Propaganda, Julian Assange, Citizenship, Authoritarianism, Cover Up, Wikileaks, Free Speech, Extradition, International Law


The Greatest Cost of the Collusion Lie

Opinion The Greatest Cost of the Collusion Lie USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The collusion lie will go down in history as one of the strangest distortions of reality to dominate the American political scene. For more than two and a half years, the national establishment and news media were fixated on a “truth” which turned out to be false. In some ways, this national psychosis is reminiscent of the popular madness which would run through medieval societies from time to time. Think of the flagellant...
Tags: Usa, Rachel Maddow, Nbc, Guns, Putin, Washington, China, Angela Merkel, Russia, Orson Welles, America, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Cnn, Fox


Facebook announces more group admin scrutiny, click-gap algorithm, fact-checking for videos among measures to combat misinformation

Facebook yesterday announced a slew of measures to address fake news, misinformation, group admins responsibility, and Newsfeed designs to curb misinformation. Its worth noting that the measures were announced immediately after Facebook faced the US Congress for its role in the spread of the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, News, Internet, Congress, US, Social Media, Fake News


Facebook's Latest Changes Will Only Promote Well-Established Fake News

Facebook, in an attempt to clean up the mess it’s created, has announced yet another set of changes meant to help it be less awful.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Misinformation, Fake News, delete Facebook


WhatsApp testing beta features to label forward numbers and restrict forwards on groups

WhatsApp will soon label forwarded messages with the number of times they’ve been forwarded, and will allow groups to control if members can send ‘Frequently Forwarded’ messages, reports wabetainfo. WhatsApp is testing the feature only for Android, which is the dominant mobile OS... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Messaging, Whatsapp, Misinformation, Fake News


A look at Singapore’s anti-Fake News law

The Singapore government has introduced a legislation in parliament to control the dissemination of fake news, and is applicable to media outlets as well as online platforms. The bill has led to debate and criticism of its provisions, which gives direct censorship powers to executive authorities... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Singapore, Policy, Intermediary Liability, Freedom Of Expression, Fake News


Ridiculous bullshit.

Beware of ridiculous bullshit from the usual sources of ridiculous bullshit, especially when it looks and smells exactly like ridiculous bullshit. https://t.co/ds7BBiUE79— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) April 4, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Scott Adams, Mueller, Ann Althouse, Kimberly Strassel, Fake News


Scientology hell, Hollywood destroyed, and Prince Charles’ illegal marriage, in this week’s dubious tabloids

They put the hype in hyperbole. They put the tat in overstatement. They put the mountain in molehill. This week's tabloids put the retch in stretching the truth, with sickening disregard for the facts. What is “Destroying Hollywood?” According to the Globe, it’s the Michael Jackson child molestation scandal, in which superstars Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross both expressed support for the late pop idol, only to buckle under savage criticism and emphasized their sympathy for any victims of pedop...
Tags: Post, England, Hollywood, London, News, Australia, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Tony Robbins, Prince Charles, Royals, Michigan, Camilla, Las Vegas, Charles, Hermès


WhatsApp adds a new privacy setting for groups in another effort to clamp down on fake news

WhatsApp today announced another protection for users in an effort to clamp down on the spread of fake news and misinformation. Through a new feature, users can control who has permission to add them to groups. The company says this will “help to limit abuse” and keep people’s phone numbers private. Related to this, the app will also introduce an invite system for those who enable the additional protections, allowing users to vet any incoming group invites before deciding to join. The privacy se...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Brazil, WSJ, Messaging Apps, Fake News


How to check if WhatsApp forwards are true or not

Following the 2016 US presidential election, many have expressed concern about the effects of false stories or fake news circulating largely through social media. What is Fake news? According to the Internet definition, "Fake news or junk news or pseudo-news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media." Potential to fracture society! In fact, Fake news is writt...
Tags: Facebook, News, Youtube, India, US, Blogging, Whatsapp, Facebook YouTube Twitter, Facebook YouTube, Fake News, Checkpoint Tipline


WhatsApp will soon let you decide who can Invite you to a Group

WhatsApp is now adding a new invite system to let users decide which groups they would like to join, reports NDTV. Currently, any WhatsApp user can be automatically added to any group without their consent; the new invite system will do away with this. The feature will begin rolling out to users... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, Messaging, Social Media, Whatsapp, NDTV, Fake News


WhatsApp’s new tipline to verify rumours; too late?

WhatsApp has launched ‘Checkpoint Tipline’ with media startup Proto to receive and verify suspicious information and rumours on WhatsApp during the elections, set to begin in a week. Users can send rumours to the number (+91-9643-000-888) which Proto will classify as true, false,... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Whatsapp, Misinformation, Proto, Fake News, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Subverting election 2019: International actors and the inside job – Samir Saran & Bedavyasa Mohanty

by Samir Saran and Bedavyasa Mohanty, ORF As India heads into a month-and-a-half long divisive and polarised general election, has the country woken up to the threat that fake news, misinformation and influence operations, conducted from within and outside, pose to this most sacred of democratic... ...
Tags: Travel, Elections, News, India, Social Media, Views, Misinformation, Fake News, Samir Saran, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Bedavyasa Mohanty


Singapore Readies Anti-Fake News Law, Alarms Civil Rights Groups

The Singapore government has introduced legislation to combat the spread of misinformation online. The proposed law puts responsibility on media and social media platforms, requires online corrections, and threatens to take away profits of repeat offenders. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill was introduced by the Ministry of Law, and put to parliament […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Global, Bill, Fake News


Facebook takes down 15 pages, accounts and groups with links to BJP

Facebook said it has removed 15 pages, groups and accounts linked to individuals associated with Silver Touch, an Ahmedabad-based IT firm that created the Narendra Modi app, for “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour on Facebook and Instagram in India”. We reported earlier that Facebook had... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Social Media, Ahmedabad, Fake News, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Hope in Change

Art by A.F. Branco Fake News Get Trump Media USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Hope in Change. The mainstream media can’t help themselves be anything but the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party out to destroy President Trump. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle Association (NRA) : www.membership.nrahq.org Second...
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Facebook removes 687 pages and accounts linked to Congress party for ‘inauthentic behaviour’

Facebook said on Monday it removed 687 pages and accounts linked to India’s main opposition Congress party because of “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on the social media platform. The company wrote in a blog post: “We removed 687 Facebook Pages and accounts that engaged in coordinated... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Facebook Pages, Congress, India, Fake News, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


FCC Reportedly Collected Only 0.003% of Robocall Fines Since 2015

As late as last month, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was on the Fox News Channel boasting about having imposed on robocalls some of the “biggest fines in the FCC’s history.” Documents obtained this week by reporters at the Wall Street Journal, however, put the agency’s milquetoast enforcement in a more authentic light.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Fox News Channel, Wall Street Journal, Robocalls, Ajit Pai, Fake News


Useful Idiots

Art by A.F. Branco Real Russia Collusion USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Useful Idiots. The mainstream media along with Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and the Democrat have been unwittingly useful to Putin in destabilizing America. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle Association (NRA) : www.membership.nrahq.org Second...
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Trump and the Post-Mueller World ~ LISTEN

Opinion President Donald Trump USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The political and media elite in America have some explaining to do. As the reality sinks in that the Trump campaign didn’t collude with Russia during the 2016 election – and that no obstruction of justice charges levied against the President are forthcoming – Americans are going to start asking why they have been lied to for two years. For the first half of President Trump’s first term, we have seen a wildly hysterical news media, which ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, China, Russia, America, Joe Biden, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Bill Clinton