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Facebook, Instagram remove Chinese network over fake ‘Swiss biologist’ COVID claims

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc has said it had removed accounts used by an influence operation originating in China that promoted claims of a fake "Swiss biologist" saying the United States was interfering in...

Venezuela calls Facebook suspension of Maduro ‘digital totalitarianism’

Venezuela's government has accused Facebook Inc of "digital totalitarianism" after it froze President Nicolas Maduro's page for 30 days for violating its policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Facebook told journalists at our partner news...

Facebook will ban ads discouraging people from getting vaccines

Facebook will begin banning ads that explicitly dissuade people from getting vaccinated, the social media titan has stated, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information effort. Ads advocating for or against legislation or...

WHO readies coronavirus app for checking symptoms, possibly contact tracing

The World Health Organisation (WHO) plans to launch a smartphone app this month to enable people in under-resourced countries to assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus, and is considering a Bluetooth-based contact...

YouTube expands fact-check features to US video searches

YouTube has said it would start showing text and links from third-party fact-checkers to US-based viewers, part of efforts to curb misinformation on the site during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The information panels, launched in...

Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff Emails during coronavirus – sources

Hackers working in the interests of the Iranian government have attempted to break into the personal email accounts of staff at the World Health Organisation during the coronavirus outbreak, four people with knowledge of...

Under lockdown, teenagers turn to TikTok for life hacks and laughs

Millions of American teenagers shut up in their homes and receiving their education online are turning for morale support and comic relief to each other - via immensely popular video sharing apps like TikTok. The...

Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organisation earlier this month, sources told news agency Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyber...

Twitter joins social media clampdown on coronavirus-related ads

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would stop any attempt by advertisers to use the coronavirus outbreak to send inappropriate advertisements to its users.Government entities seeking to spread public health information will be allowed...