February 7, 2022 at 5:07am
How koo is trying to reduce fake news on their platform
Their guidelines on fake news
- False information refers to stories or news created to deceive or misinform users on purpose and with an intention. Such misinformation has the power to mould people’s views, create confusion and often ends up creating profitable businesses for online publishers.
- Prohibition of misinformation leads to improvement in credibility and originality of the social media platforms and websites. Social media platforms promote spreading information from reliable and verifiable sources.
- Social media platforms should be a place where people are allowed to make human connections, have a chance to express themselves freely and also find reliable information. This is paramount, especially in times like COVID 19, wherein fake news has become extremely common and misinformation regarding the case counts and death toll is pervading social media sites.
- Social media platforms have a zero tolerance policy for morphed or manipulated media that include doctored videos and photoshopped videos. This is important to curb activities such as deep fakes that are doing rounds around the internet these days. Deep fakes are algorithms that create videos of individuals, are used to create strikingly and shockingly similar, but forged and fake versions, this is done by mimicking that individual’s