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Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election
Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election
Facebook said on Monday that it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to...
French MPs adopt 'fake news' bill
French MPs adopt 'fake news' bill
French lawmakers on Wednesday adopted two bills to prevent the spread of false information during election campaigns following allegations of...
Flummoxed by all the fakery
Flummoxed by all the fakery
News story of the week (I do hope it’s not fake news) is that a bunch of scammers pretending to be Hawks cops tried to shake down a few of the...
Fake news adds to India's flood torment
Fake news adds to India's flood torment
Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11-million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India's fake news machine...
The online battle for the truth
The online battle for the truth
False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading...
How a Macedonian town became an epicentre of 'fake news'
How a Macedonian town became an epicentre of 'fake news'
Jovan got a pair of Nike sneakers and went on holiday to Greece, his reward for having helped turn the small Macedonian town of Veles into an...
Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news
Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news
On Wednesday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a lengthy new Bill into law, criminalising cybercrimes including fake news, cyberbullying and...
Police warn messages claiming land grabs and riots are fake
Police warn messages claiming land grabs and riots are fake
Messages widely disseminated through messaging platform Whatsapp claiming all manner of hell will descend on the country on Wednesday are fake. ...
YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media
YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media
Within minutes of the shooting at YouTube offices in California, social media was awash with conspiracy theories and images of the supposed...
Why Facebook is the reason fake news is here to stay
Why Facebook is the reason fake news is here to stay
The bitter truth buried in recent headlines...
Presidency denies Zuma briefing sms
Presidency denies Zuma briefing sms
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has said that President Jacob Zuma will address the country at 10am on Wednesday morning, despite the Presidency...
Explainer: How Facebook has become the world's largest echo chamber
Explainer: How Facebook has become the world's largest echo chamber
I began my research career in the last century with an analysis of how news organisations were adapting to this strange new thing called “the...

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