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2612 results found for: fake news
Article Take care not to stifle genuine discourse
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  15/01/2018
Select Committee on fake news

It is important to be clear-minded about the issue of fake news, and not overreact by enacting overly restrictive legislation (Select Committee to examine fake news threat; Jan 11).
First, fake news is not news, but simply lies.   (299 words)
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Article Teach students how to spot fake news
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  27/07/2018
The article about Brazil requiring its school students to be educated on fake news prompts me to urge the local authorities to do likewise (Brazilian kids being schooled to fight fake news; July 14).
Fake news can trick most readers, unless they are reasonably educated and also aware of its objective.   (186 words)
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Article Students taught skills to spot fake news
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  04/08/2018
We refer to Mr Phillip Tan Fong Lip's letter (Teach students how to spot fake news; July 27) in which he asked if there are school programmes to teach students to discern fake news and its associated falsehoods.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) recognises the challenge that fake news presents for our students.   (295 words)
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Article Media Literacy Council sorry over post on fake news
By: TEE ZHUO,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/09/2019
Graphic in post listing satire as type of fake news had triggered outcry among netizens The Media Literacy Council (MLC) has apologised for a Facebook post featuring a graphic that described satire as a type of fake news, which got netizens up in arms for being fake news itself.   (433 words)
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Article Fake news aplenty in medicine
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  13/01/2018
Fake news muddles public opinion, distorts perceptions and generates mistrust of the institutions which are the bastions of our society.
Medical disinformation is equally dangerous (Fake news and its real consequence; Jan 11).   (244 words)
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Article New laws will not prevent age-old fake news problem
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  30/03/2018
Laws against fake news can also be easily used by a political party in power to silence or punish the opposition. How can that be avoided?
Fake information will prevail despite any law we can establish.
There are two factors we can rely on to educate ourselves on fake news and information.   (129 words)
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Article Have sunset clause for fake news law
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  04/05/2019
Fake news is a regrettable fact of life. It's not new, but modern social media has magnified its significance.
Most people would agree that something should be done to limit it and its malign impact.   (181 words)
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Article War on fake news a long battle: Experts
By: YASMINE YAHYA AND ADRIAN LIM,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  22/09/2018
Convincing people issue is a serious threat to security among the challenges, they say The fight against fake news will be long and daunting, with many challenges, such as convincing technology companies to accept new laws and impressing on people that fake news is a major security threat, experts said yesterday.   (655 words)
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Article National framework can help public discern fake news
By: ADRIAN LIM,   The New Paper  The New Paper  (NEWS)  21/09/2018
select committee on fake news

Select Committee recommends educating, equipping people with such skills
A national framework should be implemented to educate the people and equip them with the skills to discern truth from fake news, a parliamentary Select Committee has recommended.   (638 words)
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Article Tackle fake news with laws and other steps, panel told
By: NG JUN SEN POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  15/03/2018
Select Committee hearings on fake news

Measures suggested include fact-checking services and media literacy programmes

Tackling fake news will call for a host of measures including fact-checking organisations and media literacy programmes.   (655 words)
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