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Malaysia approves law banning fake news ahead of elections

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's parliament on Monday passed a law prohibiting fake news that critics fear will be abused to silence dissent ahead of a ge.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 3rd, 2018

Malaysia proposes 10 years jail for fake news

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Malaysian government on Monday, March 26, proposed a law to combat "fake news" which could see offenders jailed for 10 years, sparking fears authorities aim to stifle criticism as elections loom. Governments in several countries, emboldened by US President Donald Trump's fulminations against "fake news," are ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Indonesia battles fake news as elections loom

JAKARTA -- Indonesia is battling a wave of fake news and online hate speech ahead of presidential elections in 2019, as a string of arrests underscore fears it could crack open social and religious fault lines in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. The pluralist nation’s reputation as a bastion of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Indonesia battles fake news as elections loom

JAKARTA — Indonesia is battling a wave of fake news and online hate speech ahead of presidential elections in 2019, as a string of arrests underscore fears it could crack open social and religious fault lines in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. The pluralist nation’s reputation as a bastion of tolerance has been tested in […] The post Indonesia battles fake news as elections loom appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of US midterms

Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting US political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the US Senate. Microsoft didn't offer any further description of the fake sites, and the Russian officials dismissed its claims as unfounded. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov cited the lack of detail on the hack, and said it wasn't clear "who the hackers in question are" and how t...Keep on reading: Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of US midterms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 59 min. ago

New Russian hacking uncovered

The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting US political groups ahead of the mid-term elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake Internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News6 hr. 12 min. ago

Malaysia repeals controversial fake news law

Malaysia's parliament repealed a controversial law on Thursday that punished spreading "fake news" with up to six years in jail and which critics said was aimed at stifling dissent. The legislation was pushed through in April by the former, scandal-tainted regime in the run-up to a hotly contested general election, sparking a storm of anger. Political opponents said the law was a crude tool aimed at silencing criticism of the then government and its leader Najib Razak, particularly over the corruption mega-scandal surrounding sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. As well as hefty jail terms, the legislation punished the dissemination of what authorities deemed fake news with a fine of up ...Keep on reading: Malaysia repeals controversial fake news law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of U.S. midterms

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Facebook said Tuesday, July 31, it shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a "coordinated" effort to stoke hot-button social issues ahead of November midterm US elections, but cannot identify the source despite hints Russia ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

CAIRO, Egypt – The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting "fake news", the legislature said. The bill was backed by two thirds of parliament's 596 members and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Fake news: the media industry strikes back

WASHINGTON, USA – The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to shore up their credibility and help filter out fake news. Major media ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Faces of the News: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, extends his rule for another five years and takes on sweeping new powers after winning Turkey's landmark presidential and parliamentary elections.   The Turkish leader has been accused by critics of adopting increasingly authoritarian tactics, but is loved by supporters for bringing prosperity and stability to a country that lies at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.   Erdogan may be facing rough times ahead, however, because analysts predict an economic downturn for Turkey amid rising inflation and its struggling lira currency.   In its May 2018 issue, Time magazine named Erd...Keep on reading: Faces of the News: Recep Tayyip Erdogan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Bongbong’s cheating claim is fake news – lawmaker

Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice yesterday branded as “fake news” the claim of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that he was cheated of victory in the 2016 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

  TOKYO --- Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have one big thing in common as they prepare for what would be the first ever U.S.-North Korea summit next month in Singapore: They both claim to deserve total credit. In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take than American media-watchers on what got the two leaders to the negotiating table and what they will be trying to accomplish. What North Koreans are hearing is that Kim is calling all the shots. That he's a strategic genius whose bold nuclear policies have opened the door to Korean-led peace talks with the South. And that he has finally succeeded in forc...Keep on reading: Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Malaysia convicts first person under fake news law

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian court Monday, April 30, handed a Danish man a one-week jail term for breaking a law against "fake news," the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Rappler as fact-checker for Facebook is a sick joke

The Economist in its April 5 issue carried an article that said Asian countries have launched phony assaults on fake news and are finding mixed results. The article reported among others the following: In Malaysia, the Lower House of Parliament passed on April 2nd a law, which decrees that those who publish or spread “any [...] The post Rappler as fact-checker for Facebook is a sick joke appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Facebook problems ‘my mistake’ — Zuckerberg

FACEBOOK, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, in prepared testimony for the US House of Representatives, said all of Facebook’s problems are his mistake. The world’s largest social media company didn’t do enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm, especially in terms of fake news, foreign interference in elections, hate speech, developer […] The post Facebook problems ‘my mistake’ — Zuckerberg appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Malaysia proposes 10 years jail for ‘fake news’

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian government Monday proposed a law to combat “fake news” which could see offenders jailed for 10 years, sparking fears authorities aim to stifle criticism as elections loom. Governments in several countries, emboldened by US President Donald Trump’s fulminations against “fake news”, are considering such legislation.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Fake news? In Malaysia, scandal-ridden govt wants 10 years’ jail, fines for publishers of that

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government tabled a bill in parliament on Monday outlawing “fake news”, with hefty fines and up to 10 years in jail, raising more concerns about media freedom in the wake of a multi-billion dollar graft scandal......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Roque to resign if Congress approves anti-fake news bill - Inquirer.net

Roque to resign if Congress approves anti-fake news bill - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Pacquiao confronts Lorraine Badoy for spreading fake news vs him

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday, January 30, confronted a Palace official and rabid supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte for spreading malicious information against him during the 2016 elections. Pacquiao called out Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary for new media Lorraine Badoy for posting a photo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Drilon on Charter Change, Bongbong Marcos on 2019 elections, Veloso’s birthday message | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Senate minority plans to question before the Supreme Court the manner of voting should there be Charter Change via Constituent Assembly.  Former senator Bongbong Marcos says he is not running for senator in 2019.  Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison slams Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for spreading 'fake news' he has become a Dutch ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018