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Malaysia's Mahathir vows to review 'fake news' law

Malaysia's Mahathir vows to review 'fake news' law

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad vowed on Sunday to review a controversial law against "fake news" hurriedly passed before the elections and seen as aimed at critics of his scandal-tainted predecessor.

Malaysian opposition leader investigated under fake news law

Malaysian opposition leader investigated under fake news law

A Malaysian opposition leader is being investigated for alleged defamatory remarks about the Election Commission and police, state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday.

Mahathir under investigation for 'fake news', say police

Mahathir under investigation for 'fake news', say police

Malaysian authorities are investigating opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad under an anti-fake news law over claims that his plane was sabotaged in the run up to a general election next week, police said on Wednesday.

Malaysian company seeks review of fake news law

Malaysian company seeks review of fake news law

Prime Minister Najib Razak's government secured parliament's approval for the fake news law this month.

EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

The European Commission will draw up an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation by July with measures to prevent the spread of fake news such as increasing scrutiny of advertisement placements.

India drops plan to punish journalists for "fake news" following outcry

India drops plan to punish journalists for "fake news" following outcry

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered 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.

India drops plan to punish journalists for 'fake news'

India drops plan to punish journalists for 'fake news'

The move followed an outcry by journalists and opposition politicians that the rules represented an attack on the freedom of the press and an effort by Modi's government to rein in free speech.

QU forum explores ways to detect fake news

QU forum explores ways to detect fake news

“QU Library will continue in its efforts in co-operation with faculty members to raise community awareness on the issue of fake news through awareness sessions and events,” she said.

Malaysia proposes 10-year jail term for 'fake news'

Malaysia proposes 10-year jail term for 'fake news'

Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) party tabled a bill in parliament on Monday to address "fake news," as the country gears up for national elections.

Trump nomination for Nobel Peace Prize suspected to be 'fake' news

Trump nomination for Nobel Peace Prize suspected to be 'fake' news

The nomination of US President Donald Trump for this year's Nobel Peace Prize was ‘fake,’ a member of the award committee has said.

Doha resident cautions against fake news

Doha resident cautions against fake news

“Ever since the blockade of Qatar started, fake news and propaganda have become rampant on social media."

NU-Q forum debates Gulf crisis, fake news

NU-Q forum debates Gulf crisis, fake news

The challenges in covering the Gulf Crisis, the role of social media during the crisis, the issue of fake news as well as the trust in local media were some of the topics discussed on Monday at the Qatar Media Industries Forum on ‘International Media and the Blockade’