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July, 2018

  • 11 July

    Whatsapp Launches New Feature To Tackle Fake News

    WhatsApp has announced the launch of a new feature globally that will highlight when a message has been forwarded and not composed by the sender. The messaging application made the move public on Tuesday through its official blog following calls from various parts of the world, including India, to tackle …

May, 2018

  • 9 May

    Google Relaunches Service To Fight Fake News

    Google on Wednesday said it will relaunch its new service to fight against distribution of fake news. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, said the relaunch of the service aimed at facilitating the search of information from credible sources for its users as part of fight distribution of fake news. According to the …

March, 2018

  • 26 March

    Fake News To Attract 10 Years Jail Term In Malaysia

    The Malaysian government Monday proposed a law to combat “fake news” which could see offenders jailed for 10 years, sparking fears authorities aim to stifle criticism as elections loom. According to AFP,  governments in several countries, emboldened by US President Donald Trump’s fulminations against “fake news”, are considering such legislation. …

January, 2018

  • 8 January

    Trump Postpones “Fake News Awards”  

    U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed the announcement of his “Fake News Awards” of the Year 2017 to Wednesday, January 17, citing high interest. “The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17th, …

November, 2017

  • 17 November

    Lai Mohammed Worries Over Fake News In Nigeria

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has expressed concern over the dissemination of fake news and disinformation in the country. The minister said this Thursday night in Abuja when he paid a visit to the “The Labour Room’’, Nigeria’s first Reality TV show geared toward national development. …

March, 2017

  • 16 March

    Tanzanian Radio Sacks Nine Workers Over Fake Trump News

    Tanzanian public broadcaster TBC has suspended nine staff after it aired a hoax story saying that US President Donald Trump had praised President John Magufuli’s performance. The article appeared on a website called Fox Channel. The story, which was broadcast last week, said Trump called Magufuli an “African hero” compared …

February, 2017

  • 14 February

    Six Journalists Arrested Over ‘Fake News’

      Six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for “spreading false information” about a mutiny by security forces, Aljazeera reported. The affected journalists were “spreading false information in a bid to encourage soldiers to revolt,” a statement from the public prosecutor said. The prosecutor …

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