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A mobile phone user turns on Twitter application on his smartphone in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Russian authorities say they have moved to slow down the speed of Twitter over its failure to remove the banned content an action that reflects the government's effort to tighten rules for social platforms. The state communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said it took action Wednesday to slow down the speed of uploading photo and video on Twitter after it failed to remove the content encouraging children suicides and containing information about drugs and children pornography. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)(AP)

Defying rules, anti-vaccine accounts thrive on social media

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 01:59 PM IST
  • Efforts to crack down on vaccine misinformation now, though, are generating cries of censorship and prompting some posters to adopt sneaky tactics to avoid the axe.
Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates.(AP)
Philanthropist and Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates.(AP)

'Crazy and evil': Bill Gates surprised by pandemic conspiracies about him

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST
In an interview with Reuters, Gates said the millions of online posts and "crazy conspiracy theories" about him and about top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci had likely taken hold in part because of the combination of a frightening viral pandemic and the rise of social media.
The app works with devices running on iOS 9.0 and up and on Android 4.4 devices, most phones released from 2011 onwards fall under either two categories.(AP)
The app works with devices running on iOS 9.0 and up and on Android 4.4 devices, most phones released from 2011 onwards fall under either two categories.(AP)

WHO launches Covid-19 app to counter pandemic misinformation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:32 PM IST
WHO has said that through this app users can learn about the symptoms of coronavirus disease and how to protect themselves and their community from the virus. Users can also register for real-time notifications from their locations to get regular updates from WHO and its partners.
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