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One cop’s fight against fake news is saving lives in India

Local musicians are already singing about the evils of fake news when police superintendent Rema Rajeshwari’s convoy rolls up to the dusty village square in one of India’s poorest communities. “Don’t believe these things,” a performer cries out to the crowd.

Fake news: the media industry strikes back

The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to shore up their credibility and help filter out fake news.

Media bootcamp arms Filipinos to fight fake news

A room full of Filipino police and soldiers stares intently at headlines projected on a screen, the latest students of a media bootcamp aimed at fighting their nation’s flood of fake news.

Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians

Half of US adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey.

Fake online reviews get reality check

Fake online products reviews have been around for years, fueled by unscrupulous marketers seeking to boost sales.

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Facebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Jan 9.

Fake news adds to India’s flood torment

Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated US$11mil (RM45.17mil) to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India’s fake news machine has been working overtime to fuel confusion and fear.

How a Macedonian town became a ‘fake news’ epicentre

Jovan got a pair of Nike sneakers and went on holiday to Greece, his reward for having helped turn the small Macedonian town of Veles into an epicentre of “fake news” during the 2016 US presidential race.

Singapore’s fake news bill set to become law in second half

Singapore’s fake news laws will likely come into effect in the second half of this year, as the country joins the ranks of nations trying to curb the spread of online falsehoods.

Facebook, Google to tackle spread of fake news, advisors want more

Facebook, Google and other tech firms have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news, due to concerns it can influence elections, the European Commission said.