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US to use fake social media to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. A USCIS statement explaining the ... Read More »

Fake news, rumours on social media hit Indian firms

When FabHotels filed a complaint with the Delhi police and its cyber cell on 28 September alleging three people had spread rumours on social media platforms that the budget hotel chain was cash-strapped and failing to pay suppliers, it highlighted a pattern—of companies being hit by fake news. Fake news and unsubstantiated rumours on social media have caused significant damage ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Twitter Express Concern Over Singapore Plan to Fight Fake News

Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place. Officials of Facebook, Twitter and Google attended a parliamentary hearing on how to counter the threat that Singapore said it was particularly vulnerable to due to its size, its role ... Read More »

China state-controlled media sides with Trump over American ‘fake’ media

President Donald Trump received a ringing endorsement this week from an unexpected source: A highly nationalistic Chinese propaganda outlet. In a Thursday editorial, China’s Global Times praised many of the U.S. leader’s qualities, and criticized the American media for “fake reports” that painted a negative picture of the man. “Trump is one of the most popular heads of state on the Chinese Internet, and generally the Chinese ... Read More »

Tracking Trump: president threatens Comey, the ‘fake media’ and Democrats

It may be that you caught a couple of things Donald Trump said or did this week; it’s not every day the president of the United States fires the FBI chiefinvestigating his own campaign. But a few other key moments may have passed you by. Last weekend As supporters and opponents digested the provisions of the healthcare bill passed by ... Read More »

The News Literacy Project, JWT Team Up to Combat Fake News

The News Literacy Project and J. Walter Thompson New York are looking to fight the ongoing problem of fake news with a campaign that includes a newly created sideways-facing font. “We’re hoping the campaign gets people to really take the time to read and think about what they’re reading before they share it and keep it going,” said Aaron Padin, ... Read More »

Demonetisation: RBI Seeks Details Of Fake Currency From Banks

Mumbai: To ascertain the amount of counterfeit currency, the Reserve Bank has asked all banks to send details of all fake notes detected during exchange and deposits of defunct old high-value notes post demonetisation. Banks are required to send details of fake currencies in three different dates, the first of which is December 16. The RBI in an advisory issued ... Read More »

Google to Block Fake News Websites From Using Its AdSense Network

  Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, a move aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” and other types of misinformation on the internet. The shift comes as Google, Facebook and Twitter face a backlash over the role they played ... Read More »

Apple Sues Accessory Makers for Selling Fake Products on Amazon, Groupon

Claiming that genuine Apple accessories like Lightning-to-USB cables and USB power adapters sold on Amazon and Groupon are 90 percent fake, the Cupertino-based tech giant has filed a lawsuit against US-based Mobile Star LLC, accusing it of selling counterfeit accessories online. “Almost nine out of 10 Apple-branded products the iPhone maker bought on Amazon were fakes,” according to the trademark ... Read More »