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Posts Tagged ‘Fake News’

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

Posted on: April 11th, 2018 | No Comments
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

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 | No Comments
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

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018 | No Comments
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

Posted on: March 24th, 2018 | No Comments
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....

Facebook admits struggling to curb fake news

Posted on: March 15th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — During Thursday’s Senate committee hearing on the proliferation of fake news, Facebook’s European policy chief, Simon Milner admitted that social media giant, Facebook is struggling to curb fake news. “There is no...

US students focus on media literacy to learn how to differentiate real news from propaganda and hoaxes

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 | No Comments
At Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, 12th grade students comb through news articles and social media content over their laptops. Using a digital curriculum called Checkology developed by Bethesda-based...

Newly appointed PNP spokesperson vows to fight fake news

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The newly appointed spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) admits that the position he is now handling poses him a big challenge. But on his first...

No need to enact new laws to curb spread of “fake news” on social media – experts

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Legitimate media practitioners believe that the government needs to strictly implement the existing laws to address and to prevent the proliferation of false information online or what...

Cancellation of Rappler’s license to operate, a ‘heavy punishment’— media organizations

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to cancel Rappler’s license to operate is not a commensurate response and a heavy punishment for the online news agency....

CEO Zuckerberg sets 2018 goal: ‘fix’ Facebook

Posted on: January 5th, 2018 | No Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday his goal for 2018 was to put the business he co-founded on a more solid footing, a...