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Flagging Objectionable Content: Between a Ban and a No Restrictions

Instagram has now joined Facebook in offering a feature for flagging objectionable content The photo sharing app, Instagram, is allowing its users to flag fake photos and videos that they find on the platform. In a tweet, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, wrote, “I’m proud that, starting today, people can let us know if they […]

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Libra versus Bitcoin

Libra, according to recent reports, will be very different from Bitcoin, with significantly different features and functions. Differences between Bitcoin and Libra Libra is intended to be an international cryptocurrency, but it has no quantity limitation on issuance like Bitcoin has–only 21 million Bitcoin can exist in the market. Furthermore, Bitcoin employs encryption to transfer […]

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Fake News and its Many Incarnations        

  A U.K. parliamentary committee recently issued a report to explain the meaning of different kinds of fake news content. Not all false information is the same: some are parody, satire or misleading content, while others are fabricated or manipulated content.  Fake news has many incarnations. Disinformation, Misinformation and Fake news are all different The […]

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Deploying Blockchain for Issuing Commercial Paper

India’s Yes Bank has issued a commercial paper valued at INR 100 Cr with the help of blockchain technology. The commercial paper has been issued for natural resources conglomerate Vedanta Ltd. Blockchain for issuing commercial paper: how is it useful? Commercial paper is an unsecured financial instrument in the form of a promissory note. With […]

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Fake News, Education and a Game

  Researchers at Cambridge University have recently come up with a new weapon in the battle against fake news and misinformation which is spreading through social networking sites. That weapon is not an algorithm or a new feature, but a game.  In fact, it’s a video game which will help people who play it learn […]

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