YouTube suspends payments to 14 Brazilian channels over spreading fake news

In a statement YouTube said, it had suspended payments to 14 channels accused of spreading fake news on Brazil’s next year’s election by the country’s federal electoral court, the TSE. The bulk of these channels regular provide full support Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain who has been sowing doubts about the…

Twitter and Facebook dismantle global disinformation networks spreading misleading, false information

In a statement, Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said, they had taken down more than dozen disinformation networks used by state-backed groups and political entities in multiple countries to deceive users on their platforms. As part of that effort, they had identified and suspended more than 3,500 accounts between them, which used fake identities and…

Nissan to strategically downsize, shutdowns global HQ and R&D center upto May 10

On Tuesday, Nissan Motor Co stated, it would temporarily shutter its operations, including its global headquarter and other facilities in Japan, through early May. The step is aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus at its facilities. Nissan Motor said, it would reduce its operations to minimum level at its head office in Yokohama…

Tesla to suspend production at California & NY factory to curb spread of Wuhan coronavirus

In a statement Tesla Inc said, starting from March 24 it will suspend production at its California vehicle factory so as to comply with local orders aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. Tesla’s New York factory will also temporarily suspend production, while operations at its Nevada plant will continue. “Despite taking all known health…

Airline industry will require state support if Wuhan coronavirus lasts for long time: Lufthansa

In a statement, German airline Group Lufthansa said, if the Wuhan coronavirus which has gone pandemic lasts for a long time, it would be very difficult for the airline industry to survive without state help. Lufthansa, which has slashed flight capacity, suspended its dividend and has introduced short-time working, said it was impossible to forecast…

Twitter will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news media

While the Chinese government wants to promote its views on western social media platforms, it has blocked its citizens from accessing Twitter and Facebook in the mainland. On Tuesday, following Facebook and Twitter dismantling China’s state-backed campaign to malign and undermine concerns raised by the citizens of Hong Kong, China said it had a right…