[MUMBAI] With India and Pakistan standing on the brink of war this week, several false videos, pictures and messages circulated widely on social media, sparking anger and heightening tension in...

FAKE news, active measures, Twitter bots - not since the 1980s have espionage and disinformation so captivated our collective mind. Many have looked back to the Cold War to understand the...

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OPENAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has demonstrated a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being...

[BRUSSELS] The European Union on Tuesday urged US internet giants and advertising firms to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns before EU elections in May, or risk regulation.

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced Monday it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security...

[BERLIN] German news weekly Der Spiegel publishes on Saturday a 23-page special report on how one of its award-winning reporters faked stories for years, dealing a blow to media credibility.

A REPORT prepared for the US Senate that provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia's disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media...

[WASHINGTON] Why have French rioters been battling police in Paris? Because they want to be led by Mr Trump, according to a theory retweeted by the president himself on Tuesday and subsequently...

[BRUSSELS] Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA), whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated - whether it...

THE threat of deliberate falsehoods, or more popularly "fake news", poses serious threats to the democratic wellbeing of societies. The marketplace of ideas increasingly suffers from...