Wednesday, July 28, 2021

fake news

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.

The need for stiffer penalties over fake news

Purveyors of fake news need to be taught a lesson, and those who have no intention of spreading it or do not wish to see others fall victim to it have no reason to fear.

New law to combat Covid fake news subject to tedious process, says Putrajaya

Ministers say the move is to ensure the success of the government's battle against the pandemic.

Counter fake news on Covid-19 by revealing the truth, not burying it

Fake news should be tackled through the provision of full and complete disclosures supported by scientific evidence, not heavy and disproportionate punishments.

Rights group warns of ‘climate of fear’ over fake news ordinance

Lawyers for Liberty says a state of emergency 'is not a licence to arbitrarily legislate laws'.

Up to RM100,000 fine for fake news on Covid-19, emergency

This is according to the new Emergency (Essential Powers) (No 2) Ordinance 2021 through a Federal Government Gazette published by the Attorney-General's Chambers.

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