Posts Tagged Fake News

Singapore approves bill criminalizing “fake news”

Marje Pelayo   •   May 9, 2019

SINGAPORE – The island nation’s Parliament on Wednesday (May 8) has passed legislation to combat fake news. Legislators approved the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill with 72 ministers...

Robredo pushes for social media regulation vs disinformation

Robie de Guzman   •   March 21, 2019

Vice President Leni Robredo is calling on Congress to pass a law to strictly regulate the use of social media in the Philippines. During an interview with reporters in Dagupan...

Malacañang hits ‘scaremongers’ spreading fake news about Duterte’s health

Marje Pelayo   •   February 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration has no plans of suing those who spread fake news about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health. “Ordinaryo na iyan. We’re used to that anyway. So...

Facebook takes down hundreds of Indonesian accounts linked to fake news syndicate

UNTV News   •   February 4, 2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, pages and groups from its social network after discovering they were linked to an online group accused of spreading...

‘Fake news’ coverage of Korea summit was ‘almost treasonous’ -Trump

admin   •   June 25, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said during a wide-reaching interview on the Christian Trinity Broadcasting Network that aired Saturday (June 23), it was “almost treasonous” how the “fake news” media covered...

Albayalde wants ‘fake news spreaders’ traced, charged

Marje Pelayo   •   June 8, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde has ordered the hunting down of “bashers” spreading fake news against the organization. Albayalde cited a false...

Zuckerberg resists U.S. senators effort to commit him to regulation

admin   •   April 11, 2018

Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday navigated through the first of two U.S. congressional hearings without making any further promises to support new legislation or change how the...

Malaysia outlaws ‘fake news’; sets jail of up to six years

UNTV News   •   April 3, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Monday approved a law against “fake news” that would allow for prison of up to six years for offenders, shrugging off critics who say...

Youth group files administrative complaint vs. Mocha Uson

admin   •   April 2, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Grave misconduct, serious dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service are just part of the administrative complaint filed by Akbayan Youth group against...

PNP claims organ trafficking video is hoax

admin   •   March 24, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director PSSupt. Guillermo Eleazar belied allegations in a viral video that showed children being kidnapped in Quezon City and their internal organs being taken....

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