Fact-check

Fact-check

OpenAI to launch anti-disinformation tools for 2024 elections

The explosive success of text generator ChatGPT spurred a global artificial intelligence revolution but also triggered warnings that such tools could flood the internet with disinformation and sway voters.

2w ago

Deepfake video targeting Gaibandha-1 candidate surfaces on Facebook

On the day of the National Election 2024, a fabricated video surfaced on Facebook featuring Nahid Niger, an independent candidate for the Gaibandha-1 seat, announcing her withdrawal from the election. Subsequent verification by Dismislab, an online platform specialising in media research and verification, confirmed that the video was a product of AI-based deepfake technology.

3w ago

Podcast on fake news: Impact of Israel-Hamas conflict on Bangladesh's national election

Uncover the sources and intentions behind these circulating rumors.

Fake videos targeting BNP resurfacing on social media: reports

A distorted video featuring a speech by Begum Khaleda Zia, Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has once again surfaced on Facebook, raising concerns about the spread of misinformation during the upcoming election. The video, created by adding together different portions of a speech delivered by Khaleda Zia in London back in 2015, resurfaced on social media platforms despite being fact-checked by three different fact-checking organisations in 2021 and 2022.

Doctors Without Borders targeted by Israel-Hamas war misinformation

"Basically he abused his position as a medic, which the IDF cannot shoot, to break the law and assist terrorists to get a weapon."

Curb social media rumors

The National Security Council yesterday directed law enforcement and intelligence agencies to be on alert so that no one can spread any disinformation on social media centring the next national election.

Spin doctors go into overdrive ahead of polls

With the national election just around the corner, both pro-government and anti-government elements are out to manipulate public opinion through a vigorous campaign on social media platforms and private messaging apps, turning them into hotbeds of spin doctoring, disinformation and fake news.

False claims on Israel-Hamas war mushroom online, put focus on Musk's X

Asked for comment, an X representative said more than 500 unique Community Notes, a feature that lets users add context to potentially misleading content, have been posted about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Photocard with comment of Dr Yunus on Israel is fake

The Daily Star would like to clarify that we have not created or shared any photocard with the quoted statement

Nobel winner Amartya Sen's daughter denies rumours of his death

Nandana Sen posted a picture with her father and confirmed the 89-year-old was "busy as ever".

Photocard with Mirza Fakhrul's comment on Palestine is fake

Searching on Google, we found no statement of Mirza Fakhrul Islam similar to the fake photocard in any media outlets and no news of Mirza Fakhrul's meeting with US Ambassador Peter Haas on October 8. 

Fact check: AI doctors on social media spreading fake claims

Videos of AI-generated doctors giving health and beauty tips on social media are becoming hugely popular, generating millions of clicks. How accurate are their claims? And how dangerous is AI in the medical field

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