Category: Tech & Science

‘Hundreds dead’ because of Covid-19 misinformation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Facebook, Twitter and chat apps like WhatsApp have proved fertile ground for unfounded rumours about Covid-19 At least 800 people died around the world because of coronavirus-related misinformation in the first three months of this year, researchers say. A study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene […]

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Facebook adds ‘blackface’ photos to banned posts

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has updated its rules to tackle posts containing depictions of “blackface” and common anti-Semitic stereotypes. Its Community Standards now explicitly state such content should be removed if used to target or mock people. The company said it had consulted more than 60 outside experts before making the move. But one campaigner […]

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