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The report outlines how the bureaucracy and laws are used to restrict freedom of the press
People have been wrongly detained under vaguely worded cybercrime laws or broad state-of-emergency powers ushered in since the outbreak began, rights groups say
The notice aims to prompt readers to do additional fact-checking when accessing the page
A man and woman are suspected of 'operating dozens of fake news portals and linked Facebook pages' claiming several people in Hungary had been infected and died from coronavirus
The Philippine National Police cites Presidential Decree 90, which was repealed 34 years ago
Will it open subjects of investigation to warrantless arrest? It happened for a cybercrime case once before.
A social media post has circulated with the actor's image and a statement that attacks the President's critics
Using half-truths, carefully-edited video, and selective reporting, both the pro-democracy and pro-Beijing camps push their own protest narrative
How do you engage with people who may have fallen victim to disinformation? Here are 3 tips.
The real-time bidding industry for advertisements is seen as funding the algorithmic amplification of disinformation and hate speech
Facebook's vice president of content policy, Monika Bickert, answers questions on political ads, ad targeting, and the recent open letter made by employees
An analysis of the top bogus news stories about US politics on Facebook in the past 10 months show that politically tinged false news got more than 158 million views – enough to reach every US voter at least once
The Anti-Fake News Center will start work on Friday, November 1, using AI and trained monitors to flag posts on everything from healthcare to government policies
A new world order is emerging where a social media platform like Facebook is king. And who checks Facebook? No one.
Rappler, along with South Africa’s Daily Maverick and India’s The Quint, is featured in a new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
It was the second attempt by the lower house to overturn the law after MPs voted to repeal it last year only for the upper chamber to block it. But the upper house is only able to block a bill once, meaning the law will now be scrapped.
Fears about aftershocks are aggravated by a stream of hoaxes and fake news – mostly on WhatsApp and other messaging services – warning a tsunami-generating quake was about to strike
The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down
People who have a lot of familiarity with social media and digital imaging tools were more skeptical about the authenticity of the images, a study finds
The RAND report on hostile social manipulation says countries are using common disinformation practices to gain a competitive advantage
It’s even more likely for people to recall false memories if the fake news supports their political beliefs or biases
Senator Leila de Lima asks Google Philippines and parent company Alphabet to be more aggressive in taking down fake videos on YouTube which serve political agendas
The punishable acts will still be liable under the current Cybercrime Law, but the meat of the measure are the added powers of the Department of Justice
During weeks of pro-democracy protests that have involved millions of people and frequently turned violent, online rumors, and conspiracy theories sow confusion and deepen distrust in Hong Kong
Mark Zuckerberg calls on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections
The United States takes the lion's share of the blame for spreading fake news, followed by Russia and China, according to the annual Ipsos survey of more than 25,000 internet users in 25 countries
Social media, aside from being a communication tool, becomes a means to spread confusion and vitriol as the island struggles to come to terms with one of the worst terror attacks in its history
The legislation, approved by parliament last week, gives government ministers powers to order social media sites such as Facebook to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down
Tech firms, rights activists, and journalists say the new law could also be used to curb freedom of speech
The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies with major bases in the financial hub and journalists' organizations
Academics from around the world with expertise in Singapore and Asia sign a letter warning the proposed legislation 'may deter scholarship and set precedents harmful to global academia'
Rights groups warn Singapore's proposed fake news laws could be used to stifle online discussion, are too vague and may be used to target government critics
The Asia Internet Coalition, whose members include Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says there may be 'significant risks to freedom of expression and speech'
The proposed new powers may allow the government to order websites to publish corrections for what it considers to be false information and to offer users the option of going to a site showing what authorities deem is the truth
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs off on the legislation against the advice of human rights activists, who warned the laws amounted to censorship and would be abused to crack down on freedom of speech
As the technology advances, worries are growing about how deepfakes can be used for nefarious purposes by hackers or state actors
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'It is possible that an entire cohort of Americans, now in their 60s and beyond, lacks the level of digital media literacy necessary to reliably determine the trustworthiness of news encountered online,' the researchers suggest
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Germany's respected news weekly Der Spiegel reveals that one of its award-winning reporters had for years falsified stories
False information is saturating the political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach
Internal Facebook emails show the company's engineers telling management in October 2014 that Russian IP addresses were accessing 3 billion data points a day
PRESS RELEASE: 'Seeking Katuwiran: Reading Philippine History in the Time of Fake News' will be held at Gateway Gallery on December 1
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The blog’s launch comes amid new research that claims interaction with false news sites have declined more than half since the 2016 US election
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Majority of Filipinos think fake news is widespread on social media, according to PulseAsia's 2018 Survey on Social Media Use