Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Tag Archives: Fake

Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

ROME: Facebook shut down phony Italian accounts and pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections, prompting opposition lawmakers to call Monday for tougher laws to curb online misinformation. “We have removed a number of fake and duplicate accounts that were violating our authenticity polices,” the social network ...

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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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Pakistan set to release Indian prisoner Ansari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to release Indian prisoner Hamid Ansari in the coming weeks as he completes his three-year term on December 15, officials said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Ansari will be sent back to India by mid-January. One official said: “We have to ...

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Warning over fake Royal Mail missed delivery cards

ROYAL Mail and Action Fraud are urgently warning households over fake missed delivery cards. Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail. The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost identical to the ‘something ...

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How fake online stores process internet gambling payments

A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a foreign agency’s examination has found. The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including fabric, DVD cases, maps, gift wrap, mechanical tape, pin badges and flags. In ...

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Brits face ban from all-inclusive holidays over fake poisoning claims

LONDON: A “British problem” of false food poisoning claims means hoteliers abroad could bar UK holidaymakers from their resorts, according to the travel industry. Holiday firms have reported a surge in legal action – mostly involving claims management companies (CMCs) representing all-inclusive holiday customers. Such holidaymakers are often targeted by ...

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Abhay Deol slams Bollywood stars for promoting fairness creams

Advertisement of fairness creams have become a normal thing now but are not approved by everyone. Many Bollywood celebrities have spoken either for or against the products. Bollywood actor Abhay Deol also chose to raise his voice against the promotion of fairness creams. In a series of posts on Facebook, ...

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I might not be here ‘if it wasn’t for Twitter’: Trump

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump is defending his frequent – and often incendiary – use of Twitter by saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the “dishonest” press. “Maybe I would not be here if it wasn’t for Twitter,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News late Wednesday. “I ...

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Warning over fake new £5 notes

LONDON: An investigation has been launched by the Bank of England into fake new £5 notes. The central bank has admitted there have been cases of the design being passed off on paper and police have warned about fake notes being in circulation. The new polymer format, which was launched ...

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Fake news inquiry: Facebook should verify stories

LONDON: Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told. It is one of the measures MPs will consider as part of an inquiry into the spread of fake news on the internet which is being ...

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