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Tag: fake news

Twitter says world leaders don’t get free rein

Online platform says it will act on tweets that threaten violence or post private information.

MPs debate second bid to abolish anti-fake news law

A bill to abolish the law failed last year after it was rejected by senators.

Fake quake news keeps scared Indonesians in shelters

WhatsApp messages circulating saying tsunami-generating quake about to hit Maluku.

Tackle fake news without hindering the truth, says Dr M

The prime minister says people have misused social media to spread lies.

Home ministry denies claim that 200,000 given citizenship

It says action will be taken against Twitter user for making allegation unless he can back up his claim.

Dangerous spin on Penang parang attack must stop, say PH leaders

DAP lodges police report against Puteri Umno vice-chief over alleged claim that factory incident was linked to insults against Prophet.

Repeal Anti-Fake News Act only when there’s an alternative, says Zaid

The former federal minister says the government must be able to deal quickly with 'hate-mongers' who make 'incendiary statements'.

Parliamentary select committee proposed to manage fake news

Minister Gobind Singh Deo says it can advise the government on how to move forward on social media issues.

Facebook tightens rules on political ads as Singapore election looms

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam criticises social media giant's ability to combat 'fake news'.

Top cop warns of immediate arrest for spreading ‘fake news’ on...

IGP Abdul Hamid Bador says 'fake news' on the incidents can lead to racial tension.

Ex-communications minister Salleh welcomes Kit Siang’s call on fake news

He says all Malaysians must play a part in fighting fake news.

DAP keen to hold conference on fake news, says Kit Siang

He urges opposition parties to support government in taking a united and firm stand against fake news and hate speech.

Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide

The suspensions and shutdowns were part of a concerted effort by Twitter to clear up the platform.

Stop spreading news Chinese nationals given MyKad, says NRD

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.

Thailand asks tech firms to set up centres against ‘fake news’...

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.

‘Fake news’ about child kidnapping in Manjung

Police say 'no such thing' after online scare about a syndicate operating in the district.

The threat now is fake news, says Thai army chief

He warns that such fake news can turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy.

Fake news war divides, confuses in Hong Kong

'The spreading of numerous rumours about police operations will drive a wedge between the Hong Kong Police and community,' says the HKPF.

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.