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  • 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.

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

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

  • Facebook

    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.

  • 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 and abuse of users’ data.

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    '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 of "persecution".

  • 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 "forwarded".

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    Malaysia cops deny raid on apartment belonging to Najib’s family

    Kuala Lumpur city police chief Comm Mazlan Lazim has denied a Reuters news report that police had raided a luxury apartment said to belong to family members of Najib Razak.

  • Tabligh Jamaat clash in Dhaka

    ‘Govt identifying people behind spreading fake news’

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says the government was trying to identify the people who are behind spreading fake news of a protester's death during the quota reform movement and legal action will be taken against them.

  • India Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    India quits move to crack down on journos publishing fake news

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi orders the withdrawal of rules punishing journalists held responsible for distributing "fake news", giving no reason for the change, less than 24 hours after the original announcement.

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    AL running 25 news portals to spread fake news: BNP

    BNP alleges that the ruling Awami League opened 25 news portals to spread fake news. On the basis of the AL supported news portals’ reports to tarnish the image of the party the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started investigating against the BNP leaders’ bank accounts, the party claimed.

  • Donald Trump, Aung San Suu Kyi

    Trump awarded for undermining press freedom: CPJ

    United States President Donald Trump among other top world leaders was awarded for “his overall achievement in undermining press freedom”, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says.

  • Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

    Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news?

  • China military sets up website to report leaks

    China's military launches a website inviting the public to report leaks and fake news, as well as illegal online activities by military personnel, the latest step in a push to ensure Communist Party control over the internet.

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    Asia's fight against fake news

    Fake news has made Asians amused, bewildered and in some cases deeply anguished about the turn of events. A growing number of such instances, coupled with the lack of adequate regulation, damaging consequences for legacy media and repercussions on efforts to build informed societies, is stoking debate anew on tackling the issue.

  • The daily star front page fake news screenshot viral

    It's fake

    A screenshot of a fake front page of The Daily Star's October 14 issue is going viral in the social media. In the image of the page, it is seen that Editor Mahfuz Anam wrote a commentary (with the headline “A disgrace to Bangladesh” and second headline “As if we are heading to jungle law”). In reality, Mahfuz Anam has not written any commentary recently. The lead story headline “CJ exposes the Govt” and the subsequent second headline are also fake and motivated.

  • Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

    Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, says it was launching a drive against "fake news" as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar got its first run-out in public.

  • WAN-IFRA conference proposes steps to fight fake news

    WAN-IFRA conference proposes steps to fight fake news

    A two-day ‘Keep it Real: Truth and Trust in the Media’ conference ends in Singapore with a suite of recommendations aimed at curbing the spread of misinformation in Asia. As one of their first moves, news organisations in the region will draw up a step-by-step checklist to help journalists and readers identify and flag fake news.

  • Leanne Goh

    Leanne Goh appointed chair of ANN

    The Star's editor-in-chief Leanne Goh of Malaysia has been appointed the Asia News Network chairperson for the period 2017/2018. The appointment was made by the Executive Board of ANN, an alliance of 22 media from 21 countries over the weekend.

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