Sunday, May 22, 2022
Science and Tech
Kishan Reddy’s claims on COVID-19 vaccines stock are false: TS health officials
The senior BJP leader on Sunday took to Twitter and tweeted a map of India that displayed the available stock of Covid vaccines across all States.
TikTok starts banning accounts in Myanmar to curb misinformation
The use of TikTok by government soldiers in the country gained traction even as Facebook in February announced that it was banning the Myanmar's military as well as other state-controlled entities from both Facebook and Instagram.
Twitter cracks down on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
Twitter had already banned some COVID-related misinformation in December, including falsehoods about how the virus spreads.
Facebook disagrees with Oversight Board on tweaking Covid policies
The Oversight Board last month made 17 recommendations, based on the six cases, for Facebook to improve its content moderation.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft adopt Australian misinformation code
The code, prepared by the Digital Industry Group Inc (DiGi), a non-profit industry association, will be reviewed in 12 months, reports ZDNet.
Facebook to limit Myanmar military-controlled pages for spreading misinformation
The social media giant on February 12 released a detailed statement regarding the actions undertaken to protect free speech in Myanmar.
Twitter blocks 97 per cent of accounts, posts flagged by IT Ministry
On February 4, Twitter was asked to take down 1,178 accounts with links to Pakistan and Khalistan supporters that were spreading misinformation.
Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news
The mandatory code proposed by the government aims to make Google and Facebook pay Australian media companies fairly for using news content the tech giants siphon from news sites.
Twitter unblocks high-profile accounts in India
According to Twitter, the company blocked these accounts in the interim in response to a valid legal request from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Downloading WhatsApp on mobile phones not mandatory: Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court observed that WhatsApp is responding to the question raised by the Central Government, and thereafter adjourned the matter for March 1 for further hearing.
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