Fake News! And it’s a tweet once again from Trump. So obviously, it must be true. After the failure of most of the devices aimed at stopping migrants from crossing the US-Mexico border,
The world is facing fundamental changes every day in technology, economic, geopolitical and humanity levels too.
Singapore said on Friday it had instructed Facebook to correct a post on its social media platform under a new ‘fake news’ law, after a user declined a government request to do so.
A small Singapore opposition party has corrected online posts critical of the government following an order by the labour ministry under a new ‘fake news’ law that rights groups say is being used to chill dissent.
Authorities say criminalisation is needed to curb the online flood of dangerous fake cures and conspiracy theories that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called an "infodemic."
The fake news, many believed was real, reported that the Russian president warned the citizens by unleashing the lions and tigers on the streets to stop them from going outside during the current coronavirus pandemic.
The Dubai Media Office refutes the video circulating of a man fainting in Naif Souq as rumour. The man is an epileptic patient and not suffering from COVID-19.
The hoaxes are created by a wide array of people with varying motives − from those looking to discredit governments and deepen religious divides, to pranksters − and then shared widely as fact.
The Washington Post website states ‘President Trump made 16,241 false or misleading claims in his first three years’ (Jan 21). I have no way of confirming or disproving these claims but the paper has a reputation for honest reporting including about previous presidents.
As social media outlets have become more proactive in eliminating fake news, including tweets by President Donald Trump, many have criticised these measures. This isn’t a reflection of any technical design error by the social media companies — it’s because there is a latent demand for fake news that many critics fail to understand.