THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Should Singapore introduce a law to deal with online falsehoods? How else could we stem the scourge of fake news?...

THE BROAD VIEW

A YEAR ago, Americans installed a reality TV star in the White House who doesn't let facts get in the way of a good tweet. Donald Trump's shambolic management style has given America's...

[WASHINGTON] Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch said on Monday that large online platforms like Facebook should pay "trusted" news organisations as part of efforts to improve credibility and stem...

EDITORIAL

ALTERNATIVE facts, fabricated news, falsehoods or dodgy narratives. If anything, 2017 has been the year when fake news hit the headlines, and for all the wrong reasons.

PARLIAMENT

SINGAPORE is "highly susceptible" to the threat of fake news, warned Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Wednesday, in moving a motion to appoint a select committee to study the...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Known for annual personal goals ranging from killing his own food to learning Mandarin, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's stated mission for this year is to 'fix' the...

[PARIS] President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the spread of "fake news" on social media which he said was a threat...

[NEW YORK] Fake news evolved from seedy internet sideshow to serious electoral threat so quickly that behavioral scientists had little time to answer basic questions about it, like who was reading...

SOCIAL media giants Facebook and Twitter are facing a deadline in Britain to cooperate with an inquiry into so-called fake news in the Brexit referendum campaign, a parliamentary committee chairman...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook said on Thursday it will stop flagging fake news as "disputed," opting instead to offer up contradictory stories containing facts that have been checked...