Anuj Chopra
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Relatives, friends and supporters of Israeli hostages held in Gaza since the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas militants in southern Israel hold placards and images of those taken, during a protest for their release in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
WORLD / Society
Nov 24, 2023
'You are in a safe place': Israel prepares to embrace hostages
Experts have warned that many hostages held by Palestinian militants could face a long road to recovery.
Ukrainian servicemen ride past a destroyed building in Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region on Thursday.
Aug 20, 2023
Ukraine's dilemma: Rebuilding in midst of war
The World Bank has said the cost of Ukraine's reconstruction over a decade would be $411 billion — 2.6 times its gross domestic product in 2022.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 29, 2023
AI-generated misinformation likely to pose hazard in U.S. election campaigns
Technologists warn that bad actors could exploit the technology to sow chaos amid a highly polarized political climate.
Japan Times
Apr 17, 2023
'Monetizing hate': Unease as misinformation swirls on Twitter
Experts say content moderation at the company has been gutted after mass layoffs, while a paid verification system has served to boost conspiracy theorists.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2023
Seeing is believing? A global scramble to tackle deepfakes
Most countries appear to be struggling to keep up with the fast-evolving technology amid concerns that regulation could stymie innovation or curtail free speech.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2023
Second coming of once-banned conspiracy theorists after Twitter amnesty
Twitter has turned into what campaigners call a cesspool of misinformation, hate-filled conspiracies and racial slurs.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2023
War-themed video game fuels wave of Ukraine conflict misinformation
Footage from Arma 3, often marked "live" or "breaking news," has been used repeatedly in recent months in fake videos about the Russian offensive.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2022
Twitter turmoil and staff exodus aggravate security concerns
Twitter devolved into what campaigners described as a cesspit of falsehoods and hate speech after recent layoffs cut half the company's 7,500 staff.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves