Fake news and hate speech are disseminated via social media on a daily basis. Many profit from this anonymous agitation. But two Austrians have taken it upon themselves to expose fake news and hoaxes.
Millions of Europeans are being exposed to far-right propaganda on Facebook ahead of the EU elections, a report by the Avaaz NGO shows. The activists say their research prompted an "unprecedented" cleanup by Facebook.
The social media giant has stepped up efforts to combat disinformation on its platform that could manipulate the outcome of the European Parliament elections. But is it doing enough?
India's political parties have been told to eliminate hate speech and misinformation from their social media accounts. However, experts warn that enforcing an ethics code will be difficult. Murali Krishnan reports.
A French minister has condemned the spread of "fake news" and the "stigmatization of a community" after reports on social media led to attacks. Changes to the law are being mooted.
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