Monday, 20 May 2019

Tag Archives: fake news

Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom of speech fears

SINGAPORE’s parliament passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech. The law will require online media platforms to carry corrections or remove content the government considers to be false, ...

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Facebook bans accounts tied to Indonesian fake news group

JAKARTA: Facebook has shut down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to an Indonesian group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news, the company said Friday. The world’s biggest social network said cyber group Saracen engaged in “coordinated abuse of the platform” by operating a network of hoax accounts ...

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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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