fake news

April 19, 2020
April 19, 2020

Beware of fake news and impersonators of The Daily Star

In these trying times, The Daily Star’s credibility, authenticity and authority as a source of legitimate, verified news is constantly being challenged by unsubstantiated rumours and impersonators...

April 11, 2020
April 11, 2020

Fake health tips that claim to fight against coronavirus

Supposed coronavirus cures have popped up online that suggest eating certain leaves to drinking household cleaners. Some are harmless while others cause death. We have here the trending yet fake...

February 16, 2020
February 16, 2020

Human trafficking allegations against Laxmipur MP fake news: Momen

The human trafficking allegations against Laxmipur-2 MP is fake news, says Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen

November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time

Singapore political figure Brad Bowyer corrects a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment firms following a government request, in the first use of the country's new ...

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Fake news thrives on social media ahead of India polls

Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Indian policemen, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly...

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Wising up to what’s real and what’s not

Malaysians love fake news, but a growing number are now checking their veracity.

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Jabbar urges Facebook for setting up office in Bangladesh

Telecom and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar has urged the Facebook authority to establish an office in Dhaka to run their smooth business in Bangladesh.

February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019

Facebook says it is 'open to meaningful regulation'

Facebook is “open to meaningful regulation”, it says after British lawmakers said that big technology companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news...

February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019

'Cyber Libel' Charge : A Duterte critic, Filipino journo held

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested at her Manila office yesterday in what press freedom advocates branded an act...

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

WhatsApp labels forwarded messages to fight fake news

In an attempt to curb the spreading of inaccurate and sometimes downright wrong information, WhatsApp announces that it is rolling out a feature that indicates which message has been "...