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World 25 Nov 2016 | 4:08 AM

Merkel fears social bots may manipulate German election

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's biggest contender in next year's German election campaign may not be a rival party leader but so-called "social bots" - software programmed to sway opinion on social media sites.

TECH 25 Nov 2016 | 2:29 AM

Merkel fears social bots may manipulate German election

Chancellor Angela Merkel's biggest contender in next year's German election campaign may not be a rival party leader but so-called "social bots" – software programmed to sway opinion on social media sites.

Tech News 22 Nov 2016 | 8:45 AM

Facebook in crosshairs as fake news battle heats up

Hillary Clinton was about to be indicted, Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump: the battle over fake news is heating up after a White House campaign in which the misinformation industry may have swung the outcome of the vote.

Business 21 Nov 2016 | 1:55 AM

Breakfast briefing: Monday, November 21

Breakfast briefing: Monday, November 21

Tech News 21 Nov 2016 | 1:38 AM

China says terrorism, fake news impel greater global Internet curbs

China's ambitions to tighten up regulation of the Internet have found a second wind in old fears – terrorism and fake news.

TECH 21 Nov 2016 | 12:22 AM

Facebook's Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news

Facebook Inc presidential election is taking a series of steps to weed out hoaxes and other types of false information, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

World 19 Nov 2016 | 4:26 AM

Most Americans back 'just the facts' news stories - Pew survey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans want the media to present facts in news stories without adding interpretation, a Pew Research Center survey said on Friday amid a debate in the media about its role in covering Donald Trump's unconventional presidential campaign.

Musings 17 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Let’s not compare apples with durians

Those who equate the anti-Trump protests with local protests against our Government are ignoring some key differences.

TECH 16 Nov 2016 | 6:00 AM

Google commits to post-Brexit UK with major London investment

Google delivered a vote of confidence in London's future as a technological hub after the Brexit vote by announcing plans for a new building in the King's Cross area.

Advertising & Media 15 Nov 2016 | 4:20 PM

Google, Facebook cut ad revenue to ‘fake’ news sites

WASHINGTON: Google and Facebook moved Tuesday to cut off advertising revenue to bogus news sites, acting after criticism of the role fake news played in the US presidential election.