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Punitive laws can’t curb misinformation

Time for a rethink what works | PETER CUNLIFFE-JONES | Misinformation, best understood as false or misleading information whether or not it was intended to mislead, has long been recognised as a problem worldwide. Together with disinformation, which is spread deliberately to misinform or mislead, it constitutes a key part of …

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UN launches new campaign to counter misinformation

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The United Nations on Tuesday launched a new campaign to counter, by fostering personal behavior change, the growing threat of misinformation online, particularly with regard to COVID-19. The campaign, called Pause, asks digital users to take the time to think about what they are about to …

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WhatsApp tightens sharing limits to curb virus misinformation

San Francisco, United States | AFP | WhatsApp on Tuesday placed new limits on message forwarding as part of an effort to curb the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. The new policy limits users to forwarding certain messages to one “chat” at a time, aiming to limit the rapid propagation of content which is …

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