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  • Americas - A BrazilianSupreme Court justice said that Brazilian authorities will not tolerate fake news in 2022's election, and that any individuals found spreading fake news could face prison and be banned from running. JD Supra
  • Social media companies are working with the TSE to understand how to best fight fake news about 2022's election. Americas Quarterly
  • Governments, technology platforms and other stakeholders have become increasingly alert to the dangers of online misinformation and disinformation over the past decade - particularly in the time since Donald Trump popularised the term fake news during his 2016 US presidential election campaign. La Trobe University
  • The multitude of problems that have stemmed from Covid-19 is being compounded by a startling vaccine hesitancy, fuelled by fake news on social media, and threatens to create a lost generation of African youth. New African Magazine
  • Ukraine's media landscape is threatened by the disruption of traditional information delivery methods and consumption patterns; fake news and disinformation; a changing media economy; competition from social media and tech giants; and political turbulence and hostile actors, parti cularly Russia. Chatham House - International Affairs Think Tank
  • The spreading of fake news about Covid -19, including forwarding WhatsApp messages which are later found false, could attract up to a year in prison. Hindustan Times
  • China stepped up its fight against soaring commodities prices by threatening top executives with severe punishment for violations ranging from excessive speculation to spreading fake news. aiSource
  • US lawmakers will grill the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter today on their failure to halt the spread of fake news. Verdict
  • At the start of June, France announced it will launch an agency in September to combat foreign disinformation and fake news, less than a year before its next presidential election.
  • Deepfake videos begin to fill social media, exacerbating the amount of fake news and threatening every leader globally, while also threatening social cohesion and government trust. Kalypso
  • When Facebook and other social media companies allow the pollution of public information, fact-based, credible journalism is grievously weakened, and democracy is threatened. Cal Performances
  • Fake news and disinformation have become a global threat for information integrity and are driving distrust towards individuals, communities and governments worldwide. insideBIGDATA
  • One of the most widespread and disruptive impacts of artificial intelligence in recent years has been its role in the rise of media echo chambers and fake news. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Google on Wednesday announced that it will be spending nearly $30 million in Europe to combat misinformation and fake news. TheHill
  • With the disruption of media in the U.S. where fake news has permeated all media, consumers will seek out information sources they can trust. St. Joseph Communications
  • Internet restrictions, for example, risk excluding whole societies from the global information economy, while more invasive control could infringe civil liberties. World Economic Forum
  • In Laos, individuals who spread fake news through social media have been threatened with stringent measures when they cause misunderstandings and social disturbances. Asia Centre
  • Fake News and misinformation is considered a real threat to democracy in the 21st century. Capgemini Worldwide
  • Facing threats of foreign disinformation campaigns ahead of 2020's presidential election, fake news about the Oregon wildfires, and false health claims during an ongoing pandemic, effective content moderation is more important than ever. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • With reports of how social media algorithms expedite the spread of false information, the threat of a fake-news crisis triggered by deepfake technology has become a serious concern, especially as the US prepares for the 2020 presidential elections. PCMAG
  • From compromised voting machines to fake news spread across the Internet and social media, US voters will call into question the reliability of the voting process, especially if the results of the 2020 presidential election once again fail to align with projections. Malwarebytes.
  • To ensure that fake news is countered and citizens have the information they need to hold institutions to account and restore trust in them, cities will need to invest in high-quality, independent, public interest news over the next decade. Cities Today

Last updated: 05 December 2021