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WhatsApp running anti-fake news ads in Pakistan ahead of elections

Fake news propagators know that strong emotions lead to virality. Knowing this, WhatsApp advises, in an ad, that if you 'read something that makes you angry or afraid, ask whether it was shared to make you feel that way'

Fake news propagators know that strong emotions lead to virality. Knowing this, WhatsApp ...

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WhatsApp running anti-fake news ads in Pakistan ahead of elections

(UPDATED) Three bodies are pulled so far from under tons of concrete and metal from the ...

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Indian building collapse kills 3, with 12 missing

Among those arrested are the 300-room building's security guards, plumber and elevator ...

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Indian minor raped by 17 men over weeks

(UPDATED)The government directive comes after police earlier this month arrested a nun ...

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India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

(UPDATED) It is the second time in just over a month that the ministry has been targeted ...

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7 dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry – officials

The men are arrested over the murder of 27-year-old Mohammad Azam, who was attacked along ...

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Arrests after India mob lynches man over WhatsApp child abduction rumor

(UPDATED) Newspapers brand the blast – one of the deadliest in Pakistan's history – a ...

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Pakistanis mourn after election rally bombing kills 128

(UPDATED) 'Death toll has risen to 85,' Balochistan health minister Faiz Kakar says, ...

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Suicide bomb kills 85 at Pakistan election rally

Horrified onlookers watch as the 19-year-old strikes a concrete landing after being ...

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Student pushed to death during safety drill in India

President Maithripala Sirisena tells the cabinet he is 'ready to sign the death warrants' ...

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Sri Lanka to hang drug criminals, replicate Philippines 'success'