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Are We Fighting the Last Infowar?
October 24, 2020

Are We Fighting the Last Infowar?

By Jacob Parakilas
A narrow focus on the style of disinformation used in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign risks overlooking other potential threats.

Philippine President Targets Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts
September 30, 2020

Philippine President Targets Facebook for Taking Down Fake Accounts

By Sebastian Strangio
After cannily manipulating Facebook in his campaign for the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte is intimating that he might shut the social network down.
Kazakh Activist’s ‘Fake News’ Conviction Upheld
September 15, 2020

Kazakh Activist’s ‘Fake News’ Conviction Upheld

By Catherine Putz
What concerns the Kazakh government isn’t “fake news” but its own fear that incompetence, pointed out, will undermine the current power structures.

Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’
June 26, 2020

Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’

By Catherine Putz
Laws put in place to support the fight against COVID-19 by targeting false information are easily abused to crack down on negative opinions and dissent.

New Test for Singapore’s Fake News Law
January 31, 2020

New Test for Singapore’s Fake News Law

By Erin Cook
A Malaysian NGO is challenging Singapore's claim to enforce its definition of “fake news” abroad.

Singapore’s Foreign Interference Challenge in the Spotlight
October 01, 2019

Singapore’s Foreign Interference Challenge in the Spotlight

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country continues to mull ways to counter a challenge that has been receiving wider international attention over the past few years.

Taiwan President Sues Scholars for Alleging Her Doctorate Degree is Fake
September 07, 2019

Taiwan President Sues Scholars for Alleging Her Doctorate Degree is Fake

By Nick Aspinwall
Tsai Ing-wen is taking legal action against unsubstantiated questioning of the veracity of her diploma as she heads into her bid for re-election.
The Problem With Sri Lanka’s New ‘False News’ Law
August 07, 2019

The Problem With Sri Lanka’s New ‘False News’ Law

By Rehab Mahamoor
Sri Lanka doesn’t need more laws. It needs to use the laws currently on its books responsibly.

No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia
January 12, 2019

No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia

By Harris Zainul
The Anti-Fake News Act (AFNA) 2018 should be repealed, but Malaysia’s leaders need to work on a suitable replacement.

Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines
September 24, 2018

Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines

By Luke Hunt
The lack of justice in the Maguindanao Massacre underscores Duterte's contempt for journalists.

WhatsApp, Fake News? The Internet and Risks of Misinformation in India
July 30, 2018

WhatsApp, Fake News? The Internet and Risks of Misinformation in India

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Should WhatsApp be singled out for India's fake news problem?
Fake News and India’s Democracy
June 02, 2018

Fake News and India’s Democracy

By Juhi Ahuja
Disinformation campaigns could have a serious impact on India’s electoral system.

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