Fake news

European Commissioner for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, left, and European Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday Dec. 5, 2018. The European Commission on Wednesday reported on an Action Plan to counter disinformation and the progress achieved so far. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 05, 2018 - 8:24 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating "fake news" campaigns from their platforms ahead of elections next year. Officials from the EU's executive Commission unveiled the measures...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts for suspected “coordinated inauthentic” behavior on the eve of U.S. midterm elections. The social media company said in a blog post late Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 that it shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram and says it’s investigating them in more detail. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 07, 2018 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's recent disclosures on blocking suspicious accounts show that the company's efforts to root out election meddling are working — to a point. What's not known is how much the company isn't catching and whether this "whack-a-mole" fight will ever end, as those wanting to...
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In this Oct. 2, 2018, photo, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, center, announces a crackdown against "fake news" during a cabinet meeting at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea declared a crackdown against supposed “fake news” flourishing online, vowing to use its criminal laws to curb what officials here have proclaimed a threat to democracy. (Choe Dong-joon/Newsis via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 6:16 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While governments around the world ponder how to deal with the explosion of "fake news," South Korea has come out swinging, vowing to use its criminal laws to curb what officials have declared a threat to democracy. The plans have drawn an outcry from civil liberty...
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This image obtained Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, and provided by ABC News shows a package addressed to former CIA head John Brennan and an explosive device that was sent to CNN's New York office. (ABC News via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:44 p.m. The New York Police Department says a report of two unattended packages at the Time Warner Center was a false alarm. The NYPD had said it had evaluated the packages "as a...
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Zimbabweans participate in a Sunday church service in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sunday July 29, 2018. Zimbabwe votes Monday in an election that could, if deemed credible, tilt the country toward recovery after years of economic collapse and repression under former leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
July 29, 2018 - 5:49 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Zimbabwe's main opposition leader says the ruling party has conducted a "fake news" campaign against him with the help of foreign technicians ahead of Monday's elections. Nelson Chamisa, head of the Movement for...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook plummeted 19 percent Thursday, July 26, 2018, after warning of slower growth ahead, erasing more than $100 billion in value. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 28, 2018 - 3:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia. The interim report by the...
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This image provided by Google shows a page of Local news in the free YouTube app for TV screens. Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations. The company said Monday, July 9, 2018, it will make "authoritative" news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking news events when misinformation can spread quickly. (Google via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google's YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations. The company said Monday it will make "authoritative" news sources more prominent, especially in the wake of breaking...
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