TechCrunch: Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at…

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TechCrunch: Singapore’s proposed ‘fake news’ law could stifle free speech

For many, Singapore is an idyllic and livable city in Asia. But there’s serious concern for the country and its five million population around a proposed law to curb ‘fake news’ on the internet that could have ramifications for free…

TechCrunch: Microsoft Edge on mobile now includes a built-in fake news detector

In 2019, we still don’t really know what to do about fake news. With nothing to disincentivize viral hyperpartisan headlines and other exercises in confirmation bias, online misinformation seems to run as rampant as ever. It’s a tricky problem, particularly…

Mashable: Facebook tackles fake news in the UK with a new fact-checking service

Facebook's ramping up its battle against fake news in the UK.Image: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2019-01-11 13:51:38 UTC Facebook is partnering up with Full Fact, a British charitable organization that focuses on fact-checking, to get rid…

TechCrunch: What history could tell Mark Zuckerberg

Perhaps Mark Zuckerberg obsessed over the wrong bit of history. Or else didn’t study his preferred slice of classical antiquity carefully enough, faced, as he now is, with an existential crisis of ‘fake news’ simultaneously undermining trust in his own empire…