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Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook 'biased against facts'

Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa used her new prominence to criticise Facebook as a threat to democracy, saying the social media giant fails to protect against the spread of hate and ...

Filipino journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

'Need to draw a line between free speech and disinformation'

Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was addressing the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament on ‘Countering Misinformation and Hate Speech Requires Stronger Regulations’ in Vienna

Need to draw a line between free speech and disinformation: Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

Action against unregistered news portals, IPTVs soon: Hasan Mahmud

Information and Broadcasting minister Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday warned that stringent measures will be taken against unregistered online news portals soon

Action against unregistered news portals, IPTVs soon: Hasan Mahmud

Myanmar jails two journalists for 'incitement and spreading false news'

Aung Kyaw is the third DVB journalist and Zaw Zaw is the sixth Mizzima journalist imprisoned since the military's 1 February coup

Myanmar jails two journalists for 'incitement and spreading false news'

Audience must get rid of fake news, misinformation: BIPSS

Fake news and misinformation are a severe deterrence to the progress of any nation and it is of paramount importance for individuals to know how to discern fake news from authentic ones.

Audience must get rid of fake news, misinformation: BIPSS

BIPSS Workshop

Developing a critical understanding against fake news and disinformation

Participants at a BIPSS workshop on ‘Developing a Critical Understanding against Fake News and Disinformation,’ deliberated on the proliferation of fake news and the lethal impact it had on states, ...

Speakers and participants at the end of the BIPSS workshop on Developing a Critical Understanding against Fake News and Disinformation,’ held on 22 December 2020

Legal action will be taken against fake news portals: Hasan Mahmud

Information minister Hasan Mahmud said on Thursday legal actions would be taken soon against all fake online news portals

Information minister Hasan Mahmud

Victims lament real-world violence fuelled by social media

Facebook and other social platforms, which are also often used to organise peaceful events and pro-democracy movements, have been condemned for failing to stop a range of abusive and hateful content ...

A 3D printed Facebook logo

YouTube channels making money from ads, memberships amplify Trump voting fraud claims

Researchers who track misinformation say it is fuelled by content creators who see an opportunity to profit from it

A 3D-printed YouTube icon is seen in front of a displayed YouTube logo in this illustration taken on 25 October 2017

Govt launches campaign to make people aware of fake info

Stressing on digital literacy, state minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak said although the rate of literacy in the country has increased substantially, there is a lack of digital literacy ...

The government launches a three-month-long campaign ‘Asol Chini’ to make people aware of fake information. Digital Security Agency and LICT project of Bangladesh Computer Council jointly launched the campaign on 8 September 2020
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