Umno's Lokman acquitted of Covid-19 fake news charges
The Sessions Court finds that there is no prima facie case against him.
Indian editors decry govt move to police online news
The amendments to the country's IT rules make it obligatory on platforms 'not to publish, share or host fake, false or misleading information' about the government.
Top Russian journalist defiant in face of fake news investigation
The Investigative Committee law enforcement agency says it opened a case against Nevzorov for posting on Instagram and YouTube that Russia's forces deliberately shelled a maternity hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Russia to introduce jail terms for spreading ‘fake’ information about army
Russian officials repeatedly say that false information has been spread by Russia's enemies such as the US and its allies in an attempt to sow discord and divide its people.
Najib cites fake news on MIT’s Indonesian campus as he lists ‘achievements’ in making Malaysia an education hub
The former prime minister says the plan to make Malaysia a centre of learning appeared to have stopped after his fall from power in 2018.
Kedah authorities refute fake news on girl’s death after Covid jab
They say she died of a ruptured thoracic aneurysm and that her death had nothing to do with the vaccine injection.
Health ministry warns against spreading fake news that teens died after Covid jabs
Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali urges people to remain calm and not to trigger public alarm.
Housewife fined RM12,000 for spreading fake news on vaccines
The judge says her act was likely to cause public disorder and to hamper the government's efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
YouTube says 1 million ‘dangerous’ videos on Covid-19 removed
The Google-owned video platform says it relies on 'expert consensus from health organisations'.
Flawed scientific papers fuelling Covid-19 misinformation
Once the paper is published, the damage is irrevocable, says one expert.
Aide denies fake news of ex-PM’s death
The office of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi says legal action will be taken against those who spread false reports.
Survey shows many ‘frequently’ or ‘sometimes’ fall for fake news
Responses vary from trusting the media less to cutting down on internet use although fact checking remains lower on the list.