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The European Union needs to come up with a strategy to counter disinformation about 5G technology or risk false claims derailing its economic recovery and digital goals, a group of 15 countries including Poland and Sweden said.
Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook has insisted – repeatedly – that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption.
MCMC tells the public to watch out for parody accounts while PDRM highlights a new anti-scam system.
A surge in child trafficking misinformation pushed by QAnon conspiracy theorists is stirring public panic, generating violence and interfering with official efforts to protect minors, experts warn.
MCMC reminded the public to be wary about sharing unverified news or information.
Online misinformation is leaching out from cheap mobile phones and free Facebook plans used by millions in the Philippines, convincing many to reject vaccinations for polio and other deadly diseases.
Asia has become the world’s surveillance hotspot and is at risk of serious privacy breaches as measures rolled out to contain the spread of Covid-19 become permanent in many countries, researchers warned on Oct 1.
Social media platforms are in the spotlight again, as they struggle to contain the spread of disturbing content on their network.
Lawmakers welcome the help from the private sector and say the companies have become increasingly forthcoming, but it’s a haphazard way to get information.
Facebook on Sept 15 launched a climate science information centre to elevate credible sources on climate change, as critics question its role in the spread of misinformation on the issue.