Facebook says it will roll out new tools to stop the spread of fake news on its social media platform.
Although fake news stories did not make an impact on Germany's election the hype — and fear — of them left an impression. One that many Germans are having a hard time getting out of their heads.
Fake news in India is a rising problem. The practice of using social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp to disseminate false information is ushering in a dangerous trend. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
Soon after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, conspiracy theories began circulating online that spread much faster than legitimate news reports. The business of fake news appears to be booming.
Google has said it found evidence that Russian operatives exploited its platforms to spread disinformation. Facebook and Twitter have also said they uncovered politically divisive content emanating from Russia.
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