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Warning: Powered by AI, fake news will just get worse

This warning comes from an AI consultant that works for the CIA.

28 Mar 2018 12:03 PM

Malaysia proposes 10 years in jail, fine for ‘fake news’ as elections loom

Malaysia is ranked 144th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index.

26 Mar 2018 2:57 PM

Fake news travels faster than truth: Study

The MIT study took the 126,285 stories and checked them against six independent fact-checking sites.

10 Mar 2018 9:10 AM

Research suggests fake news travels faster than truth on the internet

Falsehoods were 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than the truth.

09 Mar 2018 7:24 PM

False news 70 percent more likely to spread on Twitter: Study

While the study focused on Twitter, the researchers said their findings likely also would apply to Facebook.

09 Mar 2018 8:00 AM


Play 'fake news tycoon' to combat misinformation

The game, based in part on existing studies of online disinformation, takes its cues from actual conspiracy theories about organizations.

20 Feb 2018 10:26 AM

Why is dissent confined to litfests?

An example of this is a photograph showing a violent event in one part of the world and representing it as being from another part.

28 Jan 2018 12:20 AM

Trump calls media 'vicious', 'fake', draws boos from Davos audience

2 demonstrators in white T-shirts protested quietly against Trump in the lobby outside the hall where he was speaking in Davos.

26 Jan 2018 8:57 PM

Twitter goes wild at Trump's most 'dishonest and corrupt' media awards

In November, he tweeted about a competition among news networks for the "Fake News Trophy", excluding Fox News.

03 Jan 2018 4:52 PM

Now Showing: ‘Most dishonest and corrupt media awards’ hosted by Trump

He has quite often described popular media houses as ‘fake’ media.

03 Jan 2018 2:16 PM


Spread of fake news prompts literacy efforts in schools

Several more states are expected to consider such bills in the coming year, including Arizona, New York and Hawaii.

01 Jan 2018 11:14 AM

Beware the hoax

Most fake news stories on WhatsApp are video based.

31 Dec 2017 12:06 AM

Fake news destroyed this fun Christmas game in the late 90's

NVision Design’s Elf Bowling was a viral game in 1999 but was brought down by fake news.

28 Dec 2017 7:05 PM

US ambassador to Netherlands blames journo of 'fake news' about remarks made in 2015

‘It is an incorrect statement,’ says Hoekstra when asked about comments at 2015 event referring to ‘chaos’, ‘no-go zones’ in Netherlands.

23 Dec 2017 2:51 PM

Traffic police DCP’s pic used in fake story

The police is now investigating how and why his name was associated with the fake news.

17 Dec 2017 1:36 AM


Breeding misinformation in virtual space

A well-informed citizenry and institutions that provide good information are fundamental to a functional democracy.

03 Dec 2017 2:44 AM

Fake news can backfire if caught in the act: study

The researchers examined three years worth of blog posts, news articles and social media exchanges.

28 Nov 2017 3:44 PM

No government advertisements for ‘fake news’ papers

The proposed amendments to the clause include provisions to take punitive action against news published out of “bad intent” and “fake news”.

03 Nov 2017 3:56 AM

'Fake news' named as word of the year for 2017

Defined as “false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting”, fake news takes over from Brexit.

02 Nov 2017 8:36 PM

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google, Facebook

Online services designed to engross users aren't so easily retooled to promote greater accuracy, it turns out.

10 Oct 2017 12:53 PM