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US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation
World

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic,…
Twitter deletes Chinese ‘state-linked’ disinformation network
World

Twitter deletes Chinese ‘state-linked’ disinformation network

Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong…
Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle
World

Internet shutdown fuels Kashmir fake news battle

A communications blackout in India’s powder keg Kashmir region is fueling a fake news war with Pakistan, as both sides…
In speech, Sisi expresses confidence of victory in ‘war of lies and rumors’
Egypt

In speech, Sisi expresses confidence of victory in ‘war of lies and rumors’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addressed the Egyptian people on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the October 6,…
Blocked Chinese Twitter accounts targeted Beijing critics: think tank
World

Blocked Chinese Twitter accounts targeted Beijing critics: think tank

Hundreds of Chinese accounts suspended by Twitter were part of a disinformation operation for years targeting critics of China’s ruling…
Banned at home but thriving abroad: China’s social media campaign
World

Banned at home but thriving abroad: China’s social media campaign

More than 78 million Facebook users follow the page of the state-run China Daily, where they are served a diet…
Surge in false online videos of Chinese military crackdown in HK
World

Surge in false online videos of Chinese military crackdown in HK

Videos falsely claiming to show a Chinese military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have flooded social media over…
Amal Clooney faults ‘collective shrug’ over slain journalist
Middle East

Amal Clooney faults ‘collective shrug’ over slain journalist

LONDON (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday of failing to protect journalists and responding with…
Report links vast online disinformation campaign to Iran
Middle East

Report links vast online disinformation campaign to Iran

LONDON (AP) — When an attractive young Middle Eastern woman contacted Saudi dissident Ali AlAhmed over Twitter last November, he…
Fake news claims deceased man will succeed Egypt’s Transport Minister
Egypt

Fake news claims deceased man will succeed Egypt’s Transport Minister

Prominent Egyptian and international media organizations have fallen victim to fake news on Sunday after a candidate named in a…
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