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Fake rumours resulted in death Fake News

Fake rumours resulted in death

Rumours of child abductors were spread on a messaging application, WhatsApp in a small town in Mexico which resulted in the mob burning to death of...

April Fools and Fake News Fake News

April Fools and Fake News

Research from Lancaster University, UK, shows that April Fools hoax stories can offer linguistic clues to spotting 'fake news' stories.

Fake news kills 3 in Tripura Fake News

Fake news kills 3 in Tripura

Recently, in the Indian state of Tripura, false rumours were spread through the WhatsApp messaging service of a gang of child kidnappers operating in...

Fake news follows the migrant caravan Fake News

Fake news follows the migrant caravan

Misinformation and false statements are spreading online over the raging migrant caravan travelling towards the United States. Thousands of migrants...

Did the BBC Report on a Nuclear War Between NATO and Russia? Fake News

Did the BBC Report on a Nuclear War Between NATO and Russia?

A convincing video showing a news report from the BBC about a nuclear incident between Russia and NATO forces was widely shared on social media...

EU refutes Hungary’s “fake news” Fake News

EU refutes Hungary’s “fake news”

An EU spokesperson has termed the latest Hungarian government campaign ad of supporting illegal immigration as “fake news”. The controversial ad...

Rolex watches aren't from Najib's home Fake News

Rolex watches aren't from Najib's home

On May 19th, an image showing a tray of six gold Rolex watches was widely shared on social media site Pinterest. Singapore-based luxury goods store...

Kremlin critic and journalist Arkady Babchenko Fake News

Kremlin critic and journalist Arkady Babchenko

Prominent Kremlin critic and journalist Arkady Babchenko staged his death with help from Ukrainian authorities to thwart an alleged Russian...

Danish man: first person to be sentenced by Malaysia’s Anti-Fake -News law Fake News

Danish man: first person to be sentenced by Malaysia’s Anti-Fake -News law

Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, 46, is a citizen of Denmark. He had posted a video on YouTube on April 21, after a Palestinian lecturer was shot and...

Warning against ‘Deepfake’ ahead of 2020 elections Fake News

Warning against ‘Deepfake’ ahead of 2020 elections

Many lawmakers are increasingly circumspect of the threat of video manipulation, also known as ‘Deepfake’ ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections.

The never-ending fake news during Indian elections 2019 Fake News

The never-ending fake news during Indian elections 2019

While India begins its most massive democratic exercise with more than nine hundred million citizens registered to vote in the country’s general...

CNN ‘Journalist of the Year’ peddles fake news Fake News

CNN ‘Journalist of the Year’ peddles fake news

A top European news magazine fired one of its star journalists after the discovery that he had been fabricating facts and sources in more than a...

New Zealand take off Sky News from the air? Fake News

New Zealand take off Sky News from the air?

Following the horrific mosque shootings in New Zealand, it was reported that the government removed Sky News or Fox News from the air in March for...

Fake news spread after cyber attack in Singapore Fake News

Fake news spread after cyber attack in Singapore

Following the recent cyber attack that stole personal information of 1.5 million people including the Prime Minister of Singapore has been termed as...

Fake News Threatens Taiwan Elections Fake News

Fake News Threatens Taiwan Elections

Taiwanese officials claimed that China spread "fake news" via social media to swing Taiwanese voters away from President Tsai Ing-wen's party and...

Duterte in hospital? Fake News

Duterte in hospital?

A recent news flourished as to how President Rodrigo Duterte was rushed to the hospital after his third State of the Nation Address. However, the...

Rise of Fake News at a tense time Fake News

Rise of Fake News at a tense time

Since India’s retaliation of the February 15th Pulwama attack, the internet, social media and other platforms have been flooded with fake news....

Trump votes for death penalty for being gay Fake News

Trump votes for death penalty for being gay

On 3rd October 2017 the news was published by WashingtonSources saying that Trump votes for death penalty for being gay.

Earthquake, Tsunami & Fake news in Indonesia Fake News

Earthquake, Tsunami & Fake news in Indonesia

Indonesia was recently affected by a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Sulawesi and killed more than 1,400 people. Social media...