Tuesday, November 30, 2021

fake news

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.

Housewife, tutor first to be charged over fake news under emergency ordinance

The Emergency Ordinance (Essential Powers) (No.2) 2021 defines fake news as news or information that is wholly or partially false relating to Covid-19 or the proclamation of emergency.

Hundreds of jailed social media users freed ahead of Syrian presidential election

Most of them had been arrested by security forces for simply 'liking' online Facebook posts pointing out growing hardship.

The media’s role in a pandemic

News outlets should avoid the use of clickbait headlines especially when important information such as on the Covid-19 vaccination programme is at stake.

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