Tag: fake news
Online platform says it will act on tweets that threaten violence or post private information.
A bill to abolish the law failed last year after it was rejected by senators.
WhatsApp messages circulating saying tsunami-generating quake about to hit Maluku.
The prime minister says people have misused social media to spread lies.
It says action will be taken against Twitter user for making allegation unless he can back up his claim.
DAP lodges police report against Puteri Umno vice-chief over alleged claim that factory incident was linked to insults against Prophet.
The former federal minister says the government must be able to deal quickly with 'hate-mongers' who make 'incendiary statements'.
Minister Gobind Singh Deo says it can advise the government on how to move forward on social media issues.
Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam criticises social media giant's ability to combat 'fake news'.
IGP Abdul Hamid Bador says 'fake news' on the incidents can lead to racial tension.
He says all Malaysians must play a part in fighting fake news.
He urges opposition parties to support government in taking a united and firm stand against fake news and hate speech.
The suspensions and shutdowns were part of a concerted effort by Twitter to clear up the platform.
It says Chinese citizens issued with MyKad were wives of Malaysians who acquired citizenship in September 2017 under Article 15 (1) of the Federal Constitution.
The proposal came as Asean telecoms regulators were meeting this week in Bangkok with an aim to come up with regional guidelines to regulate over-the-top platforms, including taxation policies.
Police say 'no such thing' after online scare about a syndicate operating in the district.
He warns that such fake news can turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy.
'The spreading of numerous rumours about police operations will drive a wedge between the Hong Kong Police and community,' says the HKPF.
Former AFP editor-in-chief Eric Wishart says reporters should check the facts and reveal the truth.
Facebook has 30,000 people working on the issue of the safety of the platform, up from less than 3,000 people two years ago.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says the mainstream media should not be used as a tool to promote private projects that have not obtained approval or even serious consideration.
Many social media users switched to virtual private networks (VPNs) or the TOR network to bypass the order and keep communication open.
Twitter added this new feature to help curb any attempts to undermine the process of registering to vote or engaging in the electoral process.
The world’s largest democracy represents a key proving ground for Silicon Valley’s battered disinformation amplifier.