Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

World / Politics Sep 17, 2018

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

Echoing some of U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news" they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Under a new law, the state's top media regulatory ...

Editorials Sep 7, 2018

A 'sad day for Myanmar'

Myanmar's persecution of two Reuters reporters, sentencing them to seven years behind bars, is shameful. The silence of the world's governments is equally shameful.

Asia Pacific Sep 3, 2018

China blocks Australian state broadcaster's website: ABC

China has blocked access to the website of Australia's national broadcaster for breaching Beijing's internet rules and regulations, the Australia Broadcasting Corp. said Monday. It comes a year after the ABC began running a Chinese-language service. ABC said access to its website and apps was blocked ...

Asia Pacific Aug 30, 2018

China launches AI-backed platform to eliminate 'online rumors'

China has launched a platform, which includes a mobile app, that lets the public report "online rumors" and even uses artificial intelligence to identify reports that are false amid crackdown by Beijing on what it views as socially destabilizing content. The platform, launched Wednesday, comes ...