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EU-funded project tackles disinformation and promotes fact-checking techniques

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The FINANCIAL — A three-day online training workshop on “fake news, misinformation, fact-checking techniques and reliable sources of information on the EU” will be held on 3-5 November for staff of the League of Arab States (LAS) Secretariat. The objective of this workshop is to contribute to tackling disinformation while promoting reliable sources of information on the EU. During the training course, participants will notably: Analyse the concepts of disinformation and misinformation and the corresponding challenges and dilemmas they pose; Look into the specific case of disinformation in times of COVID19; Analyse the tools and approach that the EU has…

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EU-funded project tackles disinformation and promotes fact-checking techniques

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The FINANCIAL — A three-day online training workshop on “fake news, misinformation, fact-checking techniques and reliable sources of information on the EU” will be held on 3-5 November for staff of the League of Arab States (LAS) Secretariat. The objective of this workshop is to contribute to tackling disinformation while promoting reliable sources of information…

Google, Amazon, Apple & other tech companies participated in a teleconference with White House

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The FINANCIAL — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and other tech companies participated in teleconference planned by White House. U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios led the call. White House officials urged the tech industry to coordinate its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus conspiracy theories on major social media sites. White…

Facebook will provide WHO with free ads

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The FINANCIAL — Facebook will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization in an effort to prevent the spread of the misinformation about the coronavirus. Facebook is one of multiple tech companies extending free services in response to the virus. Also, company will remove false claims and conspiracy theories Facebook said would let the…

The World Health Organization joined TikTok to eliminate misinformation

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The FINANCIAL — The World Health Organization joined popular video platform TikTok on Friday to share reliable information regarding the coronavirus outbreak and to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are fighting misinformation regarding the virus on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tencent, and TikTok. The World Health…

Amazon removed 1 million fake coronavirus cures and overpriced products

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The FINANCIAL — The online retail giant removed more than 1 million fake and overpriced coronavirus listings from its online marketplace in an effort to stop sellers from profiting off fear. Facebook said it has banned misleading ads on coronavirus this week while Google has helped to promote official information from the WHO. Some Amazon sellers…