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It was the second attempt by the lower house to overturn the law after MPs voted to repeal it last year only for the upper chamber to block it. But the upper house is only able to block a bill once, meaning the law will now be scrapped.
Fears about aftershocks are aggravated by a stream of hoaxes and fake news – mostly on WhatsApp and other messaging services – warning a tsunami-generating quake was about to strike
The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down
People who have a lot of familiarity with social media and digital imaging tools were more skeptical about the authenticity of the images, a study finds
The RAND report on hostile social manipulation says countries are using common disinformation practices to gain a competitive advantage
It’s even more likely for people to recall false memories if the fake news supports their political beliefs or biases
Senator Leila de Lima asks Google Philippines and parent company Alphabet to be more aggressive in taking down fake videos on YouTube which serve political agendas
The punishable acts will still be liable under the current Cybercrime Law, but the meat of the measure are the added powers of the Department of Justice
During weeks of pro-democracy protests that have involved millions of people and frequently turned violent, online rumors, and conspiracy theories sow confusion and deepen distrust in Hong Kong
Mark Zuckerberg calls on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections
The United States takes the lion's share of the blame for spreading fake news, followed by Russia and China, according to the annual Ipsos survey of more than 25,000 internet users in 25 countries
Social media, aside from being a communication tool, becomes a means to spread confusion and vitriol as the island struggles to come to terms with one of the worst terror attacks in its history
The legislation, approved by parliament last week, gives government ministers powers to order social media sites such as Facebook to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down
Tech firms, rights activists, and journalists say the new law could also be used to curb freedom of speech
The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies with major bases in the financial hub and journalists' organizations
Academics from around the world with expertise in Singapore and Asia sign a letter warning the proposed legislation 'may deter scholarship and set precedents harmful to global academia'
Rights groups warn Singapore's proposed fake news laws could be used to stifle online discussion, are too vague and may be used to target government critics
The Asia Internet Coalition, whose members include Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says there may be 'significant risks to freedom of expression and speech'
The proposed new powers may allow the government to order websites to publish corrections for what it considers to be false information and to offer users the option of going to a site showing what authorities deem is the truth
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs off on the legislation against the advice of human rights activists, who warned the laws amounted to censorship and would be abused to crack down on freedom of speech
As the technology advances, worries are growing about how deepfakes can be used for nefarious purposes by hackers or state actors
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'It is possible that an entire cohort of Americans, now in their 60s and beyond, lacks the level of digital media literacy necessary to reliably determine the trustworthiness of news encountered online,' the researchers suggest
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Germany's respected news weekly Der Spiegel reveals that one of its award-winning reporters had for years falsified stories
False information is saturating the political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach
Internal Facebook emails show the company's engineers telling management in October 2014 that Russian IP addresses were accessing 3 billion data points a day
PRESS RELEASE: 'Seeking Katuwiran: Reading Philippine History in the Time of Fake News' will be held at Gateway Gallery on December 1
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The blog’s launch comes amid new research that claims interaction with false news sites have declined more than half since the 2016 US election
Mabubusog na naman tayo sa pangako habang paparami nang paparami ang nahihirapang tugunan ang totoong pagkagutom
Majority of Filipinos think fake news is widespread on social media, according to PulseAsia's 2018 Survey on Social Media Use
The social media personality has misled her Facebook followers by sharing posts from websites that produce content with false context
Ang 11 nominadong salita ay naging laman ng mga balita at diskusyon, at bukambibig ng mga Filipino sa nakalipas na dalawang taon
The handbook gives journalism educators, trainers, and students a framework to help navigate the issues associated with ‘fake news’
The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age
Facebook is also monitoring which users have a propensity to flag content published by others as problematic, and which publishers are considered trustworthy by users
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'Malansang isda' – hanggang ngayon, kino-quote ng mga guro ito para himukin ang mga bagets na magmahal sa wika tulad ng pagmamahal dito ni Rizal. Ang problema, hindi naman si Rizal ang may sabi nito.
Fake news propagators know that strong emotions lead to virality. Knowing this, WhatsApp advises, in an ad, that if you 'read something that makes you angry or afraid, ask whether it was shared to make you feel that way'
'Journalism's role as the 'gatekeeper' of what is and isn't news has always been controversial, of course. But we're now seeing just how bad things can get when that function breaks down,' says journalism professor John Huxford
Some countries are using legislation to fight the spread of 'fake news,' as critics warn of dangers to free speech and the media. Here's a look at the situation in a number of countries.
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Violeta, a mother of two, explains of her side job writing fake news for websites by saying, 'When one is hungry, one doesn't have the luxury to think about democratic progress'
The first partners in the program will be US-based Vox Media, Jovem Pan of Brazil and India Today
Over the weekend, Rappler receives nearly 30 reports about fake news on the Catholic Church. The fake news items spare no one, from Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Pope Francis himself.
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