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EU on fake news alert as continent prepares to vote

EU on fake news alert as continent prepares to vote

Will Russian trolls, American social media giants and opportunistic fake news merchants combine to poison Europe's political landscape ahead of May's continent-wide election?

Facebook promises crackdown on fake news in Australia

Facebook promises crackdown on fake news in Australia

Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Friday it would strengthen measures to fight fake news in Australia and briefly block foreigners from buying political advertisements ...

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook and Twitter have fallen short of their pledges to combat fake news, three months before key European elections, the European Commission said on Thursday.

Indonesian housewives arrested over election video

Indonesian housewives arrested over election video

Three Indonesian housewives have been arrested over an online video that claimed President Joko Widodo would ban prayer and make gay marriage legal in the Muslim majority country if re-elected, police said Monday.

European Union urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

European Union urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

The European Union on Tuesday urged US internet giants and advertising firms to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns before EU elections in May, or risk regulation.

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.