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    Govt seeks mainstream media’s support to fight fake news

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 06:10pm on April 06, 2019

    Law minister Anisul Huq on Saturday sought the support of mainstream media outlets to fight the phenomenon of fake news saying that the government cannot...

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    Putin signs laws against ‘disrespecting’ authorities

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 08:54pm on March 18, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday signed laws against showing disrespect for authorities and allowing for online media to be fined or blocked for publishing...

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    EU urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 05:02pm on January 29, 2019

    The EU on Tuesday urged advertising trade associations and US internet giants to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns from suspects such as Russia, ahead...

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    Spiegel suspends two editors after fake news scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 02:39pm on December 29, 2018

    Influential German news weekly Der Spiegel, shaken by a scandal over a reporter who admitted faking stories for years, said it has suspended two senior...

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    Two held for ‘creating fake news sites’ in city

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:19pm on November 29, 2018

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion on Thursday claimed they arrested two people in connection with publishing fake news after creating fake websites of Prothom Alo...

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    Myanmar army apologises for ‘mistaken’ photos in book

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 11:50pm on September 03, 2018

    The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim...

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    Don’t get confused by fake news: PMO

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:56pm on August 02, 2018

    The prime minister’s office has urged all not to get confused with the fake news being run by various vested quarters through different news portals...

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    Social media-fuelled lynchings shock India

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:56am on July 14, 2018

    The smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked by rumours...

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    How a Macedonian town became a 'fake news' epicentre

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:41pm on July 12, 2018

    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...