Pink Line monorail victim of fake news

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has denied, as a fake news report, that it conducted a trial run for the Pink Line monorail system on August 15 and…

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Fake News will become endemic in Thailand

Over 7,000 fake news stories were reported in Thailand last year, according to the country’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES). The statistics indicate that most fake news involved…

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China shuts 100,000 fake news social media accounts, ramps up content cleanup

China has intensified efforts to clean up the internet from false news and rumours, closing more than 100,000 online accounts over the past month that misrepresented news anchors and media agencies, its cyberspace…

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Election Commission calls fading ink pens in polling booths “fake news”

Warnings that voters should not use pens provided in voting booths, because the ink they contain will “disappear” allowing ballots to be re-marked, was dismissed as fake news by Thailand’s…

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Thailand’s top ten fake news stories of 2022

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) has named the ten top fake news stories of today (Monday), all of which were widely circulated on social media last year….

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Thai Defence Ministry dismisses report of arms and drug trafficking by Privy Council president’s son  

The spokesman for the Thai Ministry of Defence, General Kongcheep Tantravanich, has dismissed as fake news a report that one of the three Thai nationals arrested in New York, on…

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No proven link between 8 food types and cancer as claimed on social media

Thailand’s National Cancer Institute has refuted as untrue a social media report linking eight kinds of food with cancer. The report lists seasoning powder, chewing gum, pig’s liver, picked vegetables,…

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Social media report on damage of olfactory nerve through deep nasal swab is fake news

The Anti-Fake News Centre of Thailand has refuted as a fake news a social media report claiming that taking a deep nasal swab, for COVID-19 testing for example, can damage…

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Russia threatens jail for ‘fake’ news about Ukraine conflict

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament on Friday passed a law imposing a jail term of up to 15 years for spreading intentionally “fake” information about the armed forces…

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Thai Civil Court issues injunction against PM’s decree banning fake news with censorship threat

On Friday, Thailand’s Civil Court issued an injunction to suspend Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s ban on dissemination of fake and distorted news and fearmongering, with a threat of Internet censorship…

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Criticism of government allowed, assures spokespeople, as Internet censorship looms large

Criticism of the government, as well as calls for faster and more procurements of certain COVID-19 vaccine brands, are allowed, as long as they are based on facts, Government Spokesperson…

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Breaking down barriers to Covid-19 vaccination: Advice from a psychiatrist

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across many parts of the world including Thailand. The highly transmissible Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is spreading quickly, resulting in a…

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Thailand’s ban on fake, distorted news, fearmongering begins Friday, as media threatened with censorship

The Thai government has barred media from disseminating fake or distorted news and news that could stir fear regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, effective from today (Friday), with a threat of…

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Govt to get tough on fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines

Officials at the Thai government’s Anti-Fake News Centre have been instructed to intensify their efforts to prevent and crack down on fake news, which is deemed detrimental to life and…

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People wearing face masks walk along a street in Kuala Lumpur on March 2, 2021. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Malaysia unveils misinformation law, stoking free speech fears

Malaysia’s government introduced a law Thursday that punishes spreading coronavirus misinformation with jail time and hefty fines, sparking fury at what critics labelled an “appalling” attack on free speech. The…

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Social media reports of heavy storms in Thailand this week and next are untrue

Thailand’s Anti-Fake News Center has debunked information, widely shared on social media, that there will be heavy storms, from March 2nd to 13th, all across Thailand. The Meteorological Department and…

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Opposition alleges army behind cyber attacks on critics, holds PM responsible

An opposition MP on Tuesday night held Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha responsible for a network of social media that have been waging a cyber war against critics of the…

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Four people in custody accused of spreading fake news about coronavirus

Four people have been arrested by police, for allegedly spreading fake news about the COVID-19 virus, in coordinated raids in four provinces.   Armed with search warrants, officials from the…

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PM points to panic caused by fake news as worst aspect of virus crisis

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that the worst thing about the ongoing novel coronavirus situation in Thailand is panic caused by fake news, as he warned those with ill-intent…

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Sanitary napkin: big market for this delicate product

Sanitary napkin is always a sensitive subject because the wrong type of cotton pad can easily irritate women’s skins. Recently, this feminine care product became a political debate, sort of,…

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PM complains of fake news about his wife’s religion

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has complained about the spread of fake news on social media, one item of which recently related to his wife. He said today (Tuesday) that the…

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Army chief voices concern over the spread of fake news  

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, has expressed serious concern over the spread of fake news, some of which seems intended to discredit the government and the military. He said that, while he did not want to describe the use of fake…

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Combatting fake news in Taiwan

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Make clarifications timely, easy, fun and extendable to counter fake news – Taiwan’s Digital Minister

“Disinformation is a threat to the global community because there is no way you can tell what is true,” “Having an open government will counter disinformation. It’s basically about trusting…

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Organizations join to deter fake news

Eight organizations are holding a joint “International Conference on Fake News” on Monday, June 17th at the Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Bangkok, to address the damage being done to society by…

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Future Forward deputy leader admits sharing fake news about Gen Prawit

Future Forward party deputy leader Lt-Gen Pongsakorn Rodchompoo has admitted to Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police that he shared a fake news story about Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan…

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