The campaign for the July 1 polls officially opens Friday, but already the internet is swarming with dubious "news" stories: there are allegations of meddling by Moscow, and attention is fixated on scandal-rocked data miner Cambridge Analytica's local activities.
New MIT Twitter analysis finds fake news reaches users six times faster than true information
Without any evidence, IRIB state TV claims Turkish troops used chemical weapons in Afrin, Syria
Bill to target social media platforms, especially during election periods, says French president
Russia’s actions ‘threaten the international order on which we all depend’, says British Prime Minister Theresa May
Trump has repeatedly denounced as "fake news" the accusations that members of his circle coordinated or colluded with Russian officials.
The new service will be free, without advertising, relying on contributions from users in the same manner as the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation that operates Wikipedia.
Social media company reveals lengthy list of tips to improve its users’ ability to spot hoaxes
Rarely a day goes by when the president doesn't take to Twitter to accuse, normally in capital letters, the mainstream media of misrepresenting the truth when reporting on his administration.
The "fake news" phenomenon broke out amid the 2016 US presidential election and blew up when Donald Trump, during his first press conference on January 11 as then president-elect, shouted at a CNN reporter: "You are fake news!"
The Czech drive to expose fake news comes as the EU faces several high-stakes national elections where populist parties with anti-EU agendas could make inroads thanks in part to voters being influenced by fake news.