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No need for anti-fake news laws, says veteran newsman

Former AFP editor-in-chief Eric Wishart says reporters should check the facts and reveal the truth.

Facebook warns it can’t fully solve toxic content problem

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.

Don’t be purveyors of fake news, Putrajaya tells mainstream media

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.

Fake news rampant after Sri Lanka attacks despite social media ban

Many social media users switched to virtual private networks (VPNs) or the TOR network to bypass the order and keep communication open.

Twitter adds way to report voter-tricking tweets

Twitter added this new feature to help curb any attempts to undermine the process of registering to vote or engaging in the electoral process.

Is Facebook’s army of fact-checkers too small?

The world’s largest democracy represents a key proving ground for Silicon Valley’s battered disinformation amplifier.

You’re talking to me, says MP over fake news of his...

It was the former deputy minister's father who passed away.

Singapore’s fake news bill to become law later this year

The new Singapore measures require online sites to show corrections to false or misleading claims and take down falsehoods in serious cases.

Singapore isn’t waiting for Facebook to crack down on fake news

Singapore will be joining countries like France and Germany in adopting legislation to counter fake news.

Singapore to introduce new law to prevent spread of fake news

The measures will include requiring online outlets to show corrections or display warnings about online falsehoods so that readers can see all sides.

Media literacy is everyone’s business

Blogs and Facebook have become prime spaces to spread false news and the consumer must be prepared to take responsibility for verifying the news before sharing it.

Nine arrested in Thailand for posting election ‘fake news’

The 'fake news' claimed two election commissioners had been sacked and 600,000 illegitimate ballots were mixed into the vote count during Thailand's recent election.

Govt won’t use Anti-Fake News Act, Paliament told

Deputy minister says no one has been investigated even though the Act is still enforced.

Trump: Media is ‘enemy of the people’

Trump accused journalists of covering the Russia probe unfairly.

Fake controversial ‘news reports’ by Guan Eng emerge

These reports, disseminated through WhatsApp, resemble those of news websites and DAP's own news organ, Roketkini.

MCMC may be empowered to remove fake news, racist posts from...

The proposed legislation is expected to be tabled in Parliament by July.

Facebook rejects Australian push for scrutiny of news feeds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) made its proposal amid wider media reforms taking place in Australia

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Brussels is keen to address the threat of fake news or foreign interference during campaigning for the European Parliament elections in May.

Wan Azizah: FB post of me in hospital is malicious

FB user uploads photo of DPM with the caption: 'After Azmin Ali was admitted to hospital, it is now Wan Azizah Ismail's turn.'

Finance ministry: No restriction on umrah travel packages

It denies news portal's report that any such travel package must go through Tabung Haji, not private agencies.

Duterte appears on Facebook live to dispel rumours that he’s dead

Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo says the Philippine President remains in robust health and blames 'fake news' disseminated by opponents for such rumours.

Fake news is more likely to be shared by older people...

Those who share information from websites known to garner fake news tend to be older and self-identified to be conservative in the political spectrum.

Egypt jails activist for ‘spreading false news’

The 34-year-old says guards at a bank sexually harassed her.

Blogger who shared article on Facebook fights Singapore PM’s suit

Leong Sze Hian says all he did was to share an article alleging the prime minister had helped Najib Razak to launder 1MDB funds.