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Tech firms must do more against ‘fake news’, says Apple CEO Tim Cook
 
London, Feb,11,2017:Technology firms must up their game in tackling “fake news”, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said today, calling for a major public information campaign. “All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news,” the US tech giant boss told the Daily Telegraph in an interview.

“We must try to squeeze this without stepping on freedom of speech and of the press, but we must also help the reader. “Too many of us are just in the complain category right now and haven’t figured out what to do.”

But Cook, who met British Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street on Thursday, said governments should also introduce a public information campaign. “We need the modern version of a publicservice announcement campaign.

It can be done quickly if there is a will,” he said. He added: “We are going through this period of time right here where unfortunately some of the people that are winning are the people that spend their time trying to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth.”It’s killing people’s minds in a way.”

Fake news – fabricated reports designed to promote a particular agenda – came to prominence during last year’s US presidential election campaign. Facebook in particular has come under pressure for failing to take action, and last month modified its system for showing trending topics.

The change is designed to ensure that trends reflect real world events being covered by multiple news outlets.


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ENTERTAINMENT
They gave me only action roles, says Akshay
 Actor Akshay Kumar says when he was new in the industry, he was only approached for action films and not for movies in which he could display his acting skills.  
National Award controversy: Here is Akshay's reaction
Lady Gaga's tribute to friend suffering from cancer
Sushmita Sen opens up on her dream role
FEATURE NEWS
JEE Main 2017 over, “Cutoff expected to be 105”, say experts
 JEE Main 2017 Cutoff is expected to be around 105, claim experts. The exam concluded on Sunday with completion of online mode.
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SPECIAL NEWS
Cool-headed duck becomes latest Internet sensation !
 Tigers are fierce animals. But, a tiger of Australia's Symbio Wildlife Park had to give up all his efforts to get hold of a duck.
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