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PETALING JAYA: When news that a massacre of Malaysians had taken place in North Korea first appeared online recently, it went viral on social media and shocked the nation. However, it turned out later that the report was fake.
“FAKE NEWS” has seemingly, suddenly, become fashionable. In reality, the fake has proliferated for a decade or more, but the faux, the flawed and the fraudulent are now pressing issues because the full scale of the changes wrought upon the integrity of news and advertising by the digital duopoly — Google and Facebook — has become far more obvious.
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc is taking a more aggressive step to thwart the spread of fake news on its platform.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has warned the public to beware of a viral message about a RM6,000 incentive and which links to a fake EPF website.
LONDON: A group of experts calling for a global treaty to stop the lethal trade in fake medicines has been barred from a attending a World Health Organisation meeting, highlighting deep divisions that are blocking progress on the subject.
BENGALURU: Shareholders have proposed that Facebook Inc prepare a report on the threat to democracy and free speech from so-called fake news spread on the social media forum, and the dangers it may pose to the company itself, according to a proxy filing made on Friday.
SOCIAL media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, misinformation campaigns and hate speech to spread.
JAKARTA: An Indonesian cabinet member has threatened to shut down Facebook Inc if there is any evidence the personal data of citizens is being harvested or the social media giant fails to crack down on “fake news” during upcoming elections