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    Twitter removes China-linked accounts spreading false news

    The network was engaged ``in a range of coordinated and manipulated activities`` in predominantly Chinese languages, including praise for China's response to the coronavirus pandemic and ``deceptive narratives'' about Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, the company said.

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    • In an advisory sent on Friday, the government asked social media platforms to start awareness campaigns, remove misinformation from the platform and promote authentic information on the virus.

      Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, who repeatedly parried questions on the casualties suffered by the People's Liberation Army since the incident occurred, reacted to the remarks of former army chief and Minister for Roads and Transport Gen (retd.) V K Singh who said, "if we lost 20 soldiers, more than double the number were killed on their [Chinese] side".

      The proposed alliance — to be named the Information Trust Alliance (ITA) — will be a grouping of digital platforms and publishers, fact checkers, civil society and academia that will aim to control the spread of harmful content, including fake news and hate speech. So far, discussions have taken place among Facebook, Google, Twitter, Byte-Dance, ShareChat and YY Inc.

      Once the guidelines are in place, companies will have to ensure that if unlawful content is going viral on their platforms, others should also take steps to remove it, the official added.

      Twitter made the announcement on Tuesday in a blog post. The initial draft was announced in November. It said it collected user feedback ahead of finalising the new policy, using the hashtag #TwitterPolicyFeedback.

      The photo-and-video-sharing platform from Facebook spends 3-4 crore annually to push these initiatives in India as part of its global safety and well-being programme, said people aware of the initiatives. Instagram started these initiatives in several countries, including the US, India, Nepal, Brazil and Australia, three years ago.

      Order by Mumbai Police Commissioner which has stoked a row in the state. order is using section 144 of CRPC to make Whatsapp admins personal...

      Unilever’s India subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever, hasn’t taken a call on the matter yet. HUL has consistently ranked at top spot among India’s largest advertisers for the previous two years back-to-back.

      In India, fact-checkers tell ET, the coronavirus infodemic is now in its second wave of sorts (the first one was China-focused in January), and trends suggest, it could be at its deadliest, with reports of Indians testing positive for the virus only increasing every day.

      "It is being reported that a 20% cut in Central Government Pensions is being planned.This news is FALSE. There will be no cut in pension disbursements," the finance ministry said in a tweet. "It is clarified that salaries and pensions will not be affected by Government Cash Management instructions," the ministry further added.

      The government had previously denounced the report that police had arrested a government whistle-blower and taken down information that exposed a plot to turn the affluent city into a Christian state. Singapore introduced its controversial fake news law as it prepares to hold general elections by April 2021.

      The government is working on a list of alternative countries that could be suppliers of critical components.

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