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ICT case: Deepto TV directors, COO granted bail

Chattogram Cyber Tribunal today (July 19, 2022) granted bail to two directors of Deepto TV and its chief operating officer in three cases filed under ICT Act in 2016 for allegedly “defaming” the former minister for expatriates' welfare and overseas employment Nurul Islam BSc and his son Mujibur Rahman through “fake news”.

August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

Remove “fake, concocted news” from Facebook, YouTube: HC

The High Court today (August 30, 2022) ordered the authorities concerned to remove Facebook posts and YouTube videos containing "fake and concocted news that incite violence and public disorder" in Bangladesh.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

ICT case: Deepto TV directors, COO granted bail

Chattogram Cyber Tribunal today (July 19, 2022) granted bail to two directors of Deepto TV and its chief operating officer in three cases filed under ICT Act in 2016 for allegedly “defaming” the former minister for expatriates' welfare and overseas employment Nurul Islam BSc and his son Mujibur Rahman through “fake news”.

July 18, 2022
July 18, 2022

ICT case: Deepto TV MD granted bail, 3 officials sent to jail

Chattogram Cyber Tribunal today (July 18, 2022) sent three officials of Deepto TV to jail in three cases – filed under ICT Act section 57 in 2016 – for allegedly “running fake news and defaming” the former minister for expatriates' welfare and overseas employment Nurul Islam BSc and his son Mujibur Rahman.

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

179 news portals to be shut down over fake news: Information Minister

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud today told the parliament that a letter was sent to the Department of Posts and Telecommunications to close down the links and cancel the domain allocation of 179 online news portals that are spreading confusion among people.

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 publishing fake news.

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 cures that you really, really must avoid.

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 "fake news" law.

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 involving India's home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.

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.