Misinformation spikes as Trump confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

World / Politics | FOCUS Oct 3, 2020

Misinformation spikes as Trump confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

News Friday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 sparked an explosion of rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories that in a matter of hours littered the social media feeds of many Americans. Tweets shared thousands of times claimed ...

China accuses foreign correspondents of meddling in Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Sep 24, 2020

China accuses foreign correspondents of meddling in Hong Kong

Beijing warned Hong Kong’s foreign correspondents to stop interfering in the city’s affairs under the guise of press freedom, piling further pressure on media organizations in the financial hub. "We urge FCC Hong Kong to observe national and local laws and regulations, stop provoking trouble ...

Australia raided homes of Chinese reporters in June, reports say

Asia Pacific Sep 9, 2020

Australia raided homes of Chinese reporters in June, reports say

The Australian government questioned at least one Chinese journalist in Australia in late June, according to reports in Chinese and Australian media, amid heightened tensions between the trading partners. At least one Chinese journalist in Australia was questioned by the Australian Security Intelligence Organization on ...