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WhatsApp and WHO launch new chatbot to fight COVID-19 fake news
Mar20

WhatsApp and WHO launch new chatbot to fight COVID-19 fake news

WhatsApp and the World Health Organization have launched a new chatbot to provide the public with latest information about the novel coronavirus. The chatbot among several other things, will dispel rumors and fake news surrounding the virus and its spread. The chatbot, according to information provided by WhatsApp on its blog, is free to use for everyone. It has been designed to provide answers to questions from members of the public...

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Dark mode on Facebook now available to more people
Mar19

Dark mode on Facebook now available to more people

Who would have predicted that Facebook would be far behind other social media platforms when it comes to adopting the popular dark theme? The truth is that the social media giant has been on this dark mode testing thing for a while—enough time for the Lite version of the app to gain dark theme. Finally, Facebook rolled out a couple of desktop redesign today—offering dark mode, tabbed screen and a cleaner profile, TechCrunch reports....

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Facebook puts coronavirus information page at the top of your newsfeed
Mar18

Facebook puts coronavirus information page at the top of your newsfeed

One of the biggest obstacles the world has to overcome as the battle against the deadly coronavirus intensifies is fake news. Mischief makers understand that people want information since the virus is a new one, and that leaves a lot of room for fear. To fight off misinformation and get the right information out there to billions of people across the globe, Facebook is putting COVID-19 information page atop your newsfeed. The new page...

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Apple has started placing restrictions on COVID-19-themed apps
Mar15

Apple has started placing restrictions on COVID-19-themed apps

To ensure the “credibility of health and safety information” especially as it concerns the COVID-19 virus, Apple has announced restrictions on all apps related to the coronavirus. This is coming as individuals and nations source for credible information as it concerns the virus. The company said it is evaluating “apps critically to ensure data sources are reputable.” In a blog post on Saturday, Apple said the reason for this is to...

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Instagram to start sharing revenue from IGTV ads with creators
Mar15

Instagram to start sharing revenue from IGTV ads with creators

In a bid to compete with YouTube and provide creators with an opportunity to make money from the content they provide on IGTV, Instagram will soon start sharing revenue generated from ads. IGTV as may have known before now, is Instagram’s home for longer videos. Per Bloomberg, Instagram has started reaching out to top video creators on its platform since Friday, asking them to partner with the platform on ads tests. Those in the...

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