TEN million Chinese migrant workers entering Indonesia, a long-haired male journalist portrayed as a female election volunteer for the governor of Jakarta, as well as uprisings of Buddhists and...

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad is under investigation for allegedly spreading "fake news" after claiming his plane was sabotaged, police said on Thursday, just...

<p/> [KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian authorities are investigating opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad under an anti-fake news law over claims that his plane was sabotaged in the run up to a general...

[KUALA LUMPUR] A Malaysian court Monday handed a Danish man a one-week jail term for breaking a law against "fake news", the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation...

EDITORIAL

Malaysia has just passed laws outlawing fake news and spelt out tough sentences for those who cross the line. Singapore is just one of several countries around the region trying to address the...

IN the Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street, the main character Jordan Belford (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) made it rich from his "pump-and-dump" schemes...

[PARIS] Within minutes of the shooting at YouTube offices in California, social media was awash with conspiracy theories and images of the supposed "shooter" wearing a Muslim headscarf...

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's government Monday pushed a law through parliament that makes "fake news" punishable by a maximum six-year jail term despite an outcry from critics worried it...

THE BROAD VIEW

WHEN a practice is widely recognised as doing harm, the usual reaction from much of the public is to call for something to be done about it. The problem is that a hasty response by those in authority...

[SINGAPORE] Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient...