TechCrunch: US legislator, David Cicilline, joins international push to interrogate platform power

US legislator David Cicilline will be joining the next meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’, it has been announced. The meeting will be held in Dublin on November 7. Chair of the committee, the Irish…

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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…

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…