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Public Health England called the voice note "fake news" and urged people "to ignore the message and not share it further".
WhatsApp is aiming to slow down the spread of viral messages with misinformation on the platform amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Theories linking coronavirus and 5G have spread rapidly on and offline, leading to a suspected arson incident on a network mast. But is there any truth to the claims?
A viral post has been circulating in numerous languages claiming that lemon, baking powder and hot water, can act as a 'cure' for COVID-19.
We asked numerous virologists to explain why that's not true.
Misleading rumours have been spreading on social media about a virus that has been known since the 1950s.
Viber has become the latest platform to team up with WHO and create a 'chatbot' where people can ask the most commonly asked questions about the coronavirus pandemic.
No, the Dutch air force will not be disinfecting streets in the fight against coronavirus, say police.
The footage was actually captured in the port of Cagliari on the island of Sardinia.
The initiative to prevent the spread of fake news is in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
With the break of any event, a slew of misinformation and false stories soon follow. But what are the biggest conspiracies from COVID-19?
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wants Europe to regulate social media on political advertising and privacy — or risk losing ground to “authoritarian” rules from China.
As some media outlets and social media users suggested that sulphur dioxide levels around Wuhan and Chongqing could be extremely high because of unusual activity at the cities crematoria, Euronews explains why it is unfounded.
Authorities say they will continue to intensify efforts to control the spread of fake news "to maintain public peace and order".
An investigation by Avaaz found that users are being directed climate denial videos by through their recommended algorithm if you search for terms like "global warming".
Good news for spin doctors?
The social media giant announced it would remove videos which are digitally altered to make people saying fictional things.
"My grandma is an environmental pig." A German children's song parody ends in death threats and online outrage.
There were accusations of disinformation and fact-checking claims across the political spectrum as the fight for votes intensified.
A new deepfake art installation reimagines the story of the moon landings, revealing threats to both democracy and history,
Britain's ruling Conservatives registered labourmanifesto.co.uk and used it to criticise their election rivals' proposed programme
The government can step in and force social media companies to set up some basic protocols to guard against the posting of campaign lies. This would be a whole new frontier for the government, and regulation of online speech is tricky to say the least.
Th social media giant is looking at what to do once deepfakes are detected, including whether to label the videos or take them down.
Trump didn't start this fire, but he stoked the flames as the antagonizer-in-chief, bringing us to a dangerous new low in American life.
A deepfake video developed by French charity Solidarité Sida features US President Donald Trump saying ''AIDS is over''. But should fake news be used in this way?
Facebook has pledged to curb anti-vaccine misinformation but does the social network's new policy go far enough? Alex Morgan from The Cube has the story.
Twitter suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.