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Instagram Combats COVID-19 Misinformation, Social Isolation

2020-03-25 18:39:55| TechNewsWorld

Instagram has announced a slew of new capabilities to combat misinformation about the coronavirus, along with a co-watching feature that helps users feel less isolated while sheltering at home. Efforts to clamp down on misinformation include removing COVID-19 accounts from recommendations unless they are posted by a credible health organization, and removing false claims that could cause harm.

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Twitter Tiptoes Into Battle to Curb Social Media Misinformation

2020-03-10 12:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Twitter applied its "manipulative media" label to a deceptively edited video showing presidential hopeful Joe Biden saying, "re-elect Donald Trump" -- the first time the service enforced rules adopted to control synthetic and manipulated media. The flagged video was posted to Twitter by Dan Scavino, White House director of social media, and retweeted by the president.

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Constellation Brands hits out at Corona "misinformation"

2020-03-02 16:21:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

Constellation Brands has moved to address "unfounded concerns" that the coronavirus has impacted US consumer demand for Corona beer.

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Credibility Versus Misinformation in Waste and Recycling

2020-02-25 16:46:00| Waste Age

During a luncheon discussion at GWMS, EREF President and CEO Bryan Staley emphasizes the need for credibility amidst a culture of misinformation.

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Web inventor attacks Tories over misinformation

2019-11-25 01:01:05| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Sir Tim Berners-Lee tells the BBC the renaming of a Conservative Twitter account was "unbelievable".

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