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France passes laws to crack down on 'fake news' during elections

France passes laws to crack down on 'fake news' during elections

The French National Assembly has approved two laws to crack down on false information during election campaigns, despite criticism from the opposition.

Ryanair sacks six staff over 'fake' photo of crew sleeping on floor

Ryanair sacks six staff over 'fake' photo of crew sleeping on floor

Low-cost airline Ryanair has sacked six cabin staff over a photograph of them appearing to sleep on the floor of an airport crew room, insisting that the picture was staged to back a "false claim."

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google and others have agreed voluntary measures to tackle fake news due to concerns they can influence elections, the European Commission said on Wednesday, a move intended to stave off more heavy-handed legislation.

Russians could face jail for not deleting news judged 'fake'

Russians could face jail for not deleting news judged 'fake'

Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged ‘false’ by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a bill approved by MPs Tuesday in a key second reading.

Despite criticism, Trump looks to next Putin meeting

Despite criticism, Trump looks to next Putin meeting

The Republican president accused the media of distorting comments in which he gave credence to Putin's denials of election interference.

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.