Carrie Lam says the government is researching “fake news” to tackle “misinformation, hatred and lies” but has no timetable for the law, which comes after the imposition of a sweeping national security law in 2020.
Conspiracy theories for political gain ravaged the world at a time when it needed clear communication to face Covid-19.
Fifty-seven percent of people believe government leaders, business chiefs and journalists are spreading falsehoods or exaggerations, the Edelman Trust Barometer survey found.
Poorer nations are not just at the back of the line behind wealthy countries in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, they also face challenges pertaining to poor infrastructure, wars, instability, affordability and other factors like misinformation.
Hundreds of fake news websites and NGOs linked to Indian entities were used to spread propaganda against Pakistan internationally.
News outlets in India have once again tried to push fabricated stories to whitewash New Delhi’s atrocities in Kashmir.
While Covid-19 misinformation is as rampant as the virus, some countries have their own distinct disinformation ecosystems.
Contract workers of the social media giant petition Facebook to "keep moderators and their families safe" by maintaining remote work as much as possible and offering "hazard pay" to those who come into the office.
The development comes as social media companies face increasing pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the November 3 US presidential vote.
Muslims were among the first arrivals to Canada in 1882, but that means little to the rising wave of anti-Muslim sentiment and hate in the country.
Bemused Pakistanis were perplexed by mainstream Indian media reports that a ‘civil war’ between the army and local police had broken out in the country’s commercial capital of Karachi.
Members of the media have come under attack by police as well as protesters across the United States during the Black Lives Matter protests that were triggered by the death of George Floyd.
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