The EU took steps to protect upcoming elections against disinformation campaigns launching a bloc-wide alert system and pressuring internet giants for more help.
British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who in 1989 invented the World Wide Web as a way to exchange information, said the internet had deviated from the goals its founders had…
The “spreading fake news” charge has become a frequent justification to suppress critique by authoritarian governments around the world. The allegations allow regimes to discredit…
Major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed Wednesday on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union.
Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged "false" by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a new bill.
The effects of President Donald Trump’s persistent attacks on the press are being felt beyond the U.S. border.
The publisher of the New York Times has warned Donald J. Trump in a White House meeting that the president's escalating attacks on the news media are "inflammatory" and "dangerous."
The WhatsApp messaging service began a week-long publicity campaign in Pakistan offering tips to spot fake news ahead of a general election.
Dear journalists, you are walking on the tightrope, and the reputation of the institution of journalism is in your hands. Even though arrows are being shot at you from every side, you can’t…
Indonesia is facing a flood of false information and hate speech on social media. Some of it is spread by groups that hide their political objectives behind matters of religion.
With the run-up to the 2018 general elections, which will be held on July 1, disinformation in the form of fake news is emerging on social media in Mexico.
Malaysia's government Monday pushed a law through parliament that makes "fake news" punishable by a maximum six-year jail term despite an outcry from critics.
Singapore activists criticized on Monday a parliamentary committee which is examining possible legislation to combat "fake news."
Indian police have arrested the editor of a website for publishing a fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the Jain faith.
The Malaysian government proposed a "fake news" law on Monday, which would carry a maximum 10-year jail term, including for articles published abroad.