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Trump signs executive order to evaluate social media

TOPICS: conspiracy theories, Donald Trump, executive order, fake news, Federal Trade Commission, free speech, hoaxes, liability, misinformation

Donald Trump carried out his threat to Twitter and yesterday signed an executive order for the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether it is possible to withdraw social networking privileges against legal claims for content appearing on their platforms. So far, social networks are not responsible for the content published by their users because any […]

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WhatsApp stops hoaxes: viral message forwarding has fallen by 70% after the new measures

TOPICS: coronavirus, fake news, hoaxes, viral messages, WhatsApp

The limitations on message forwarding activated by WhatsApp in early April to stop the spread of coronavirus-related misinformation have taken effect. In a statement, the company said that the spread of “highly forwarded” messages through the platform has dropped by 70% globally over the past few weeks. The 70% of messages that have stopped being […]

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