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.
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.
Ukrainians are set to elect a new president on March 31. Russian-language fake news has consumed the country's media landscape. Some fear that this flood of false reports could influence the outcome of the vote.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have streamlined their ability to respond and remove hate speech content on their platforms, according to EU officials. But some see the crackdown as an attempt at online censorship.
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