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    UAE jails journalist, another man over fake Covid-19 death news

    Agence France-Presse. Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Updated at 11:03pm on November 05, 2020

    A UAE court has sentenced two people, including a television journalist, to two years imprisonment over a ‘fabricated’ report on the Covid-19 deaths of five...

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    One held for spreading rumour over missing JnU student

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:26pm on November 03, 2020

    A team of Criminal Investigation Department arrested a man on charge of spreading false news on social media over a missing Jagannath University student. Accused...

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    YouTube to remove COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 10:41am on October 15, 2020

    YouTube said on Wednesday that it would take down content which contradicts expert consensus about COVID-19 vaccines, updating its policies on misinformation about the pandemic....

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    Trump biggest driver of COVID-19 misinformation: study

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 01:20pm on October 02, 2020

    US President Donald Trump has been the world's biggest driver of COVID-19 misinformation during the pandemic, a study from Cornell University said Thursday. A team...

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    New Nicaraguan law punishes spreading fake news for years

    Agence France-Presse . Managua | Updated at 11:17am on September 29, 2020

    Deputies from Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega’s party on Monday proposed a law that would make spreading fake news on social media punishable by up to...

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    Abuse of fake news law feared in Singapore election

    Reuters | Updated at 02:06pm on July 26, 2019

    The leader of a new Singapore opposition party said on Friday he was concerned that an anti-fake news law, which rights groups fear could stifle...

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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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