Singapore government again uses fake news law against opposition
The Ministry of Manpower called for the changes to a Facebook post sponsored by the Singapore Democratic Party, the government agency said in a statement. The Dec. 2 post carried agraphic showing falling employment of local executives and a report promoting the party's population policy, according to the statement.
After rejig, Facebook users will get fake news alerts
Facebook started a pilot fact-checking program in Karnataka last year through a partner...
Facebook caught in crossfire of Singapore's 'fake news' law
The government had previously denounced the report that police had arrested a government whistle-blower and taken down information that exposed a plot to turn the affluent city into a Christian state. Singapore introduced its controversial fake news law as it prepares to hold general elections by April 2021.
India may force social media platforms to offer user verification
Social media platforms may have to offer an identify-verification option if the Data bill becomes a law.
PIB establishes checking unit to combat fake news against government on social media
Although the social media analytics unit was later disbanded, MIB worked closely with the Election Commission and social media companies during the Lok Sabha polls this year to find and remove posts spreading fake news.
Don’t blindly believe this editorial: Fake news is better tackled by making news consumers ‘smarter’ readers
Fake newsmakers will keep on making fake news. It’s up to readers to decide whether they wish to be duped or not.
Hoaxes, political posts, conspiracy theories won't come under ambit of Govt's Fact-check Unit
The team to check facts has been formed basically to refute “fake news on government schemes and announcements” has put in place a mechanism using 12 free software tools such as InVid and others, to send out instant posts on social media, to counter them. “The unit will not look at political conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims,” the official clarified.
Fake news bigger menace than paid news: Prakash Javadekar
Speaking at an event organised by the Press Council of India to observe National Press Day and confer National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, the union minister for information and broadcasting also touched upon the issue of "lynching" and how only "one kind of lynching" was being talked about.
Polarised content, satire, commentary among 7 types of fake news identified by researchers
False news tends to have greater reliance on emotionally charged claims and misleading headlines.
Fact or fiction? Experts say spotting fake news on Facebook is not that easy
In 2016, Facebook incorporated fact-checking into its platform.
Hillary Clinton takes Facebook CEO to task for fake news
Clinton argued in favour of creating "a whole new agenda of legislation and regulation" to govern how companies such as Facebook and Google exploit the data of its users.
It's fake news: Netflix denies any meeting with RSS representatives
There were reports that the RSS have been holding informal meetings with Netflix, Amazon and other digital platforms to monitor content critical of the government.
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