Friday, 16 November 2018

Tag Archives: fake news

UK lawmakers slam FB’s evasive answers

LONDON: The head of the UK Parliament’s media committee slammed Facebook on Friday for what it described as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news. Committee chair Damian Collins said that Facebook’s claims that it was unable to distinguish between political and non-political advertising is “difficult to believe.” He ...

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Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

AFP KUALA LUMPUR: A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia after pleading guilty to breaking a law against “fake news”, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to ...

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Britain sets up unit to combat fake news

LONDON: Britain announced it was setting up a new national security unit to combat “disinformation”, just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using fake news to undermine Western institutions. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” the prime minister’s spokesman said. “The ...

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David Cameron: Donald Trump’s fake news tweets are dangerous

David Cameron has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, accusing the US president of “undermining democracy” with his attacks on the media. In his first UK speech since leaving Downing St last year, the former prime minister said Mr Trump’s tactic of dismissing criticism as “fake news” was weakening ...

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May accuses Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West

LONDON: Theresa May has accused Russia of running a covertly propaganda war using fake news to “sow discord” in the west and “meddle in elections”. The prime minister said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “open economies and free societies” across the ...

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg rejects Trump’s bias allegation

NEW YORK: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has fired back at US President Donald Trump after he accused the leading social network of being ‘always anti-Trump.’ Mr Zuckerberg rejected the idea, saying Facebook worked to ensure “free and fair elections” with an online platform that does not favour one side over another. ...

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AJK PM says never questioned Kashmir’s ties with Pakistan

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Sunday denied media reports which claimed he had questioned Kashmir’s ties with Pakistan after Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from premiership. AJK Prime Minister has reiterated that Pakistan is the ultimate destination of Kashmiris. ہم پاکستان کا آئینی حصہ ...

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Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

LONDON: Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which ...

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PM Backs Trusted Free Press and Warns of Dangers of Fake News

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to the local press industry’s Fighting Fake News campaign by warning of the dangers of fake news distributed on social media and giving her strong support to a free press which underpins democracy by investing in highly trusted journalism. On a ...

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