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.
Palace meetings leave Malaysians with a heavy dose of fake news, and humour too
From sham press statements to 'new' Cabinet line-ups, speculation and fake news has been circulating in liberal doses.
No misuse of emergency ordinance, govt says on combating fake news
Saifuddin Abdullah says authorities need to ensure that the action taken is according to the law.