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2018/09/08 | AsiaGlobal Online

Rodrigo Duterte: 'Patient Zero' of the Modern Disinformation Era

The Philippine president's 2016 campaign offers novel insights into the psychology of internet trolls spreading 'fake news.'

2018/09/06 | Global Voices

China's State-Run 'Fake News' Clampdown Goes into Overdrive

A new platform backed by China's state media agency called Piyao, meaning 'rumor-squashing,' was launched last week.

2018/08/01 | The Conversation

OPINION: It's Time to End the 'Fake News' Era

The term has a myriad different interpretations and we would be better off abandoning it.

2018/04/13 | New Mandala

OPINION: Malaysia's Fake News Law Will Be a Political Sledgehammer

The new law may be wielded unfairly against the state's critics.

2018/01/22 | David Green

Why Even Digital Publishers Should 'Like' Facebook’s News Feed Change

Changes to Facebook's news feed will likely benefit users, advertisers and maybe even journalism.

2018/01/19 | Lu Hongyong

When Viral Turns Toxic: The Dark Side of Online Marketing in China

China is often hailed as a social media marketing trailblazer but under the surface of the success roils fertile ground for scammers and fake news.

2018/01/18 | Kirsten Han

Does Singapore Really Need a 'Fake News' Law?

There are plenty of constraints on free expression in Singapore and fake news appears yet to be a problem.

2018/01/12 | Aim Singpeng

Fake News Haunts Indonesia's Growing Online Communities

A lack of faith in mainstream media and the failure to maintain democratic institutions is breeding fake news that tells you what to feel as well as what to think.

2017/05/20 | Graham Bond

Power, Money, and Fake News in China

News readers may have developed fairly robust fake news detectors when it comes to political manipulation of the news, but with a fundamental lack of separation between political and commercial power – it becomes hard to meaningfully assess the potential distortions within news copy.

2017/05/03 | Kirsten Han

Singapore's ‘Fake News’ Claim Used to Censor Free Press

‘If we want to guard ourselves against fake news, we’re going to have to do more to boost our bullshit detectors. That can’t be achieved by increasing criminalization and legal action.’

2017/04/23 | Fang Kecheng

How Western Fake News Took Over China’s Social Media

So-called marketing accounts are swamping the screens with clickbait and right-wing conspiracy theories.

2017/04/06 | Subhashish Panigrahi

Indian Techies Work to Detect Fake WhatsApp and Facebook Messages

Two Indian coders are trying to help India's growing number of internet users detect fake information.

2017/04/05 | ZiQing Low

Kashmir’s Facebook Storm; Police Round Up ‘Miscreants’ as Terrorists Run Social Media Workshops

Indian authorities are cracking down on fake social media accounts following allegations that the accounts are being used by militants based in Pakistan to incite unrest in the disputed Kashmir region