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Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

/ 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 ...

U.K. mass web-spying faulted by European Court of Human Rights

Sep 13, 2018

U.K. mass web-spying faulted by European Court of Human Rights

Human rights groups and journalists scored a victory against the U.K. government's mass electronic surveillance system Thursday after Europe's top rights court ruled that the so-called "Big Brother" program violated privacy and free speech. The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, eastern France, ...

/ Sep 12, 2018

China urges U.S. to 'abandon prejudice' over Xinjiang

China urged the United States on Wednesday to abandon its "prejudice" over Xinjiang, as the Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses in the Chinese region. Discussions have gained momentum within the U.S. government over possible ...