Facebook deployed software programmes like Stormchaser and "Night's Watch" for years to track and curb fake news and misinformation about itself along with WhatsApp, the media reported.According to a Bloomberg report that quoted former Facebook employees, the social media giant actively monitored perception of itself on the platform."It used a dedicated software programme called Stormchaser to track viral negative rumours and hoaxes about itself, both on Facebook and on WhatsApp".Users who posted such misinformation or hoaxes might be greeted with a friendly rebuttal from Facebook.Read Also: Social media ads: Facebook rolls out new rules for political advertising globallyStormchaser even tracked joke memes claiming CEO Mark Zuckerberg was an alien.The former employees, however, argued that Facebook should have used Stormchaser to fight misinformation about issues that affect the world.Another software programme called "Night's Watch" (named after HBO's famous 'Game of Thrones' series) … [Read more...] about Amid misinformation era, here’s how Facebook fought fake news about itself
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In Covid times, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation general house meetings are being conducted via video-conference. Though safe, and convenient, for MC officials and councillors, journalists are finding it harder to cover proceedings because the MC has refused to share the video conference link with them. Journalists who go to the MC office to watch the proceedings on the video screen set up have a tougher task on hand. The video stream quality is so poor that they can hardly make out what’s happening. An MC official admits, “There is one broadband line and more than 300 computers are running on it.” So by the end of the meeting, journalists are struggling to make sense of the proceedings. It’s like putting the pieces of a puzzle together. No wonder Chandigarh is struggling to become a smart city! … [Read more...] about Tricity Buzz: HT Chandigarh reporters’ tracker on all those making or faking news
Ram temple ceremony | Confusion over invite to AdvaniSenior aides of the former Deputy Prime Minister confirmed to The Hindu that an invitation was yet to be received but sources in the Trust said arrangements were being made for the leader’s participation via videoconference. … [Read more...] about Top news of the day: Home Minister Amit Shah, T.N. Governor test positive for COVID-19; won’t impose any language through new education policy, says Education Minister, and more
"Making it just a little harder to create a fake won't stop the Kremlin. It won't stop anyone with a computer who really wants to manipulate video. But it might help in Myanmar or any other country most people just have phones. And even small obstacles to usage can actually have significant impacts on what people do. … [Read more...] about Fake Malcolm Turnbull: How hard is it to make a convincing deepfake video?
Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Disha Salian's father Satish Salian has written a letter to Mumbai Police on Wednesday alleging harassment and atrocity by the media on his family. Disha's father in his letter has also alleged that news about his daughter's involvement with any politician or attending parties with big names of the film fraternity, rape and murder are "all the stories cooked by these media" and requested the police to "take reasonable action" against the concerned journalists. The letter addressed to ACP Dilip Yadav, Malwani Division, has the subject line as: "Mental harassment and consequent victimization of my family and deceased daughter Disha Salian by journalists and media people". The letter reads: "Sir, I am writing this to you as my family has been continuously harassed by journalists and media people in relation to the death of my daughter Disha Salian. In light of the above unfortunate incident and circumstances, I had already submitted a written … [Read more...] about Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager Disha Salian’s father: News of murder, party, politician connection cooked by media