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TED 2018: Fake Obama video creator defends invention

A researcher who created a fake video of President Obama has defended his invention at the latest TED talks. The clip shows a computer-generated version of the former US leader mapped to fit an audio recording. Experts have warned the tech involved could spark a “political crisis”. Dr Supasorn Suwajanakorn …

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Outlaw or ignore? How Asia is fighting ‘fake news’

Everybody is talking about it: fake news. President Trump decries it every time he sees a critical article, the Pope has condemned it, governments are fretting about its influence, holding parliamentary hearings. And now Malaysia has passed a law criminalising it, with a penalty of up to six years in …

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Malaysia seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Malaysia’s government has proposed new legislation to combat “fake news”, with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those convicted of disseminating false content would be jailed or fined up to RM500,000 ($128,000; £90,400), or both. The bill was tabled in parliament on Monday, …

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Malaysia seeks 10 year-jail terms for ‘fake news’

Malaysia’s government has proposed new legislation to combat “fake news”, with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison. Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, those convicted of disseminating false content would be jailed or fined up to RM500,000 ($128,000; £90,400), or both. The bill was tabled in parliament on Monday, …

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Reddit admits hosting Russian propaganda

Reddit has become the latest social-media platform to admit that Russian propaganda was used on its site during the 2016 US presidential election. It follows leaks from news site The Daily Beast showing a Russian troll farm active on the website. Co-founder Steve Huffman said that it had removed “a …

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