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Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the US presidential election.
Gargle salt water, use herbal eyedrops, steam-clean a face mask – false claims about how to combat a deadly coranavirus epidemic emerging out of China are flooding the Internet.
Covid-19: Online rumours claiming cold wind could carry disease to Hong Kong from Wuhan ‘totally groundless’, says top meteorologist
Former Hong Kong Observatory director Lam Chiu-ying says claims made online have no scientific basis. Rumour also claimed that air above Wuhan was filled with smoke carrying the virus after thousand who died were cremated.
You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus.
The idea that animals can experience love was once anathema to the psychologists who studied them, seen as a case of putting sentimentality before scientific rigor.
Social media users’ claims that bullied Australian boy Quaden Bayles, 9, faked his age have since been debunked
Some social media users have claimed that nine-year-old Quaden Bayles, who received widespread support and encouragement after his mother Yarakka posted a video of him crying for being bullied in school last week, is actually an 18-year-old actor. The claims have since been debunked by multiple news sources.
MCMC has launched an official Telegram channel for the Sebenarnya.my news portal as part of a measure to curb the spread of fake news regarding Covid-19 on social media.
The coronavirus pandemic is leading to information overload for many people, often making it difficult to separate fact from fiction and rumour from deliberate efforts to mislead.
Misinformation is impacting on efforts to quell the coronavirus pandemic as even "very well educated" people share false cures, hoaxes and conspiracy theories online, experts warned as recorded cases continued to climb March 20.
The step-by-step protocols that doctors learn in medical school just weren’t stopping the new coronavirus from killing people.