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Malaysian parliament throws out law against fake news

Parliament debated a motion to repeal the law for about three hours before passing it by a simple voice vote.

A majority of Republicans say the news media is the ‘enemy of the people’

"The media, so frequently excoriated by the White House, is not considered an enemy of the people," said assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll Tim Malloy. "Far from it."

Turkey is blaming social media and ‘fabricated news’ for the collapse of its currency

The country's financial regulator is seeking prison sentences of up to five years for those who spread 'erroneous and fabricated news and statements' to influence markets.

Chee Soon Juan discredits the contents of an election manifesto allegedly written by a coalition made up of opposition parties in Singapore

Some of the contents of the manifesto included that GST was to be abolished and that free food items were to be given to needy families.

A 70-year-old grandmother who spends 14 hours a day tweeting hundreds of messages in support of Donald Trump was reportedly flagged as a bot

An account that's been repeatedly flagged on Twitter belongs to Nina Tomasieski, a 70-year-old grandmother who tweets as many as 1,000 times a day in support of President Donald Trump,
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway appears on CBS's "Face the Nation" on August 5, 2018.

Kellyanne Conway says she doesn’t believe journalists are the ‘enemy of the people’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday she doesn't believe the press is the "enemy of the people". CBS's "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan asked Conway about President Donald Trump's Sunday tweet blaming the media for sowing "division and distrust" and being able to "cause War."
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta

‘Traitor!’: CNN reporter Jim Acosta heckled by ‘CNN sucks!’ chants at Trump rally

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump, who frequently rails against news outlets that are not Fox News. Trump's supporters have followed suit.

Trump lashes out at media hours after revealing ‘very good’ meeting with New York Times publisher

President Donald Trump lashed out at the media in a series of tweets Sunday afternoon to complain about negative coverage hours after he revealed he met with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger last week, and was warned by Sulzberger about the danger of his anti-press rhetoric.

New York Times releases statement detailing a previously off-the-record meeting between Trump and the paper’s publisher after Trump tweeted abou...

The New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger had an off-the-record meeting last week where he says he warned President Donald Trump against attacking the media.
Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017.

Facebook accused of undermining international aid efforts in Burma because it spreads fake news

British MPs said this had potentially curbed the success of Britain's aid programmes in the country. They said Facebook was "failing to take responsibility for the misuse of its platform."