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Washington Post:
A look at Facebook's struggle with differentiating between legitimate political campaigns and disinformation ahead of the Mexican election next week   —  By Elizabeth Dwoskin June 22 Email the author  —  MEXICO CITY — This spring, a doctored image claiming that the wife …
Jun 28, 2018, 4:30 AMIn context
Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters:
In latest instance of fake news on WhatsApp begetting lynchings in India, rumors of violence led to mob attacking two men and arrests of some for spreading lies   —  MUMBAI (Reuters) - A WhatsApp text circulating in some districts of India's central Madhya Pradesh state helped to inflame a mob …
Jun 25, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Verificado 2018, a fact checking service for Mexico's elections, where WhatsApp users send in information to verify and receive individual replies   —  “Instead of using broadcast to spread our debunks, we opted for an individual relationship.”  —  The growing stream of reporting …
Jun 4, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
How WhatsApp is being used to spread misinformation, share fake polls, and exacerbate religious divides ahead of national elections in India   —  MANGALORE, India — Waving a giant saffron flag, Pranav Bhat last week joined a political rally for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India's ruling party …
May 14, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Zuckerberg says Facebook is already ranking news organizations based on trust, will invest billions to fight fake news, remains committed to WhatsApp encryption   —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the company has already begun to implement a system that ranks news organizations based …
May 1, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
How WhatsApp's intimacy and immediacy have greatly increased the spread of misinformation in India, its largest market   —  At 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi unexpectedly banned 86% of the country's legal tender from circulation.  The goal was to wipe out “black money” …
Jan 20, 2017, 4:05 AMIn context

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