YouTube Pulls US Capitol Riot Probe Video to Stop ‘Election Misinformation’

YouTube on Friday pulled a video posted by the congressional committee probing last year’s attack on the US Capitol because it contained election misinformation spread by then president Donald Trump. “Our election integrity policy prohibits content advancing false claims that widespread fraud, errors or glitches changed the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, if […]

Twitter Says Will Step Up Fight Against Misinformation With New Policy

Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy cracking down on posts that spread potentially dangerous false stories. The change is part of a broader effort to promote accurate information during times of conflict or crisis. Starting Thursday, the platform will no longer automatically recommend or emphasise posts that make misleading […]

Activists Reportedly Ask Advertisers to Boycott Twitter if It Spreads Misinformation

Activist groups called on Twitter advertisers Tuesday to boycott the service if it opens the gates to abusive and misinformative posts with billionaire Elon Musk as its owner. The Tesla chief’s $44-billion (roughly Rs. 3,36,210 crore) deal to buy the global messaging platform must still get the backing of shareholders and regulators, but he has […]

Australia Will Make Big Tech Hand Over Misinformation Data

Australia’s media regulator will be able to force internet companies to provide internal data about how they have handled misinformation and disinformation, the latest measure by the country’s government to crack down on Big Tech. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will also be able to enforce an Internet industry code on uncooperative platforms, […]

How to Identify Fake News, Misinformation in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is often used for circulating fake news and misinformation. Although the instant messaging app is claiming to have implemented a list of features to restrict fake news circulation, WhatsApp users get misleading messages containing unverified information on a regular basis. It, thus, becomes important to know how you can verify the information you get […]

Joe Rogan Gets $100-Million Offer From Trump-Affiliated Site Rumble

Rumble, a YouTube-style website popular among US conservatives, has offered Joe Rogan $100 million (roughly Rs. 750 crore) over four years for all his shows, days after the podcaster apologised for using racial slurs in his content. Rogan is also facing backlash for COVID-19 misinformation in his programme hosted on Spotify, after singer-songwriters including Neil […]

Spotify CEO to Employees: Cancelling Joe Rogan Not ‘The Answer’

Joe Rogan’s mouth has put Spotify in a tough spot, but the streaming giant is apparently not ready to part ways with the popular podcast host despite intense criticism over his anti-coronavirus vaccine comments and racial slurs. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said in a message to employees released Sunday that the company would not part […]

Joe Rogan Podcast Episode Gets Deleted From Spotify

US podcaster Joe Rogan apologised Saturday for his past use of racist language including the “N word” and said at least one offensive episode of his show has been deleted from streaming giant Spotify. “My sincere and humble apologies,” Rogan said in a nearly-six-minute Instagram post addressing what he called “the most regretful and shameful […]

Spotify Coronavirus Row: Joe Rogan in Eye of Misinformation Storm

US podcast star Joe Rogan, who has been called out by music legends Neil Young and Joni Mitchell for spreading Covid-19 disinformation on the huge Spotify streaming service, is as popular as he is provocative. At 54, the former taekwondo champion has millions of fans, who appreciate his outspokenness, his iconoclastic ideas, and the variety […]

Spotify COVID-19 Misinformation Row: Roxane Gay Removes Her Podcast

Roxane Gay, the host of ‘The Roxane Gay Agenda’ podcast, has removed her show from Spotify amid a growing number of celebrity departures from the audio streaming platform recently. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the podcast — which premiered in late January — is not available on Spotify but can still be streamed on Apple […]

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