Will fake news wreck the coming general election?

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the Guardian—Have the social media giants cleaned up their act since the scandals of 2016? We give the big names a healthcheck The next general election campaign has already started. We do not know the date of the vote, but we know that one is coming – and so do Britain’s political parties, which have been steadily stepping up their spending in the largely unregulated world of online advertising. In the last 90 days, the Tories have spent almost £100,000 on Facebook adverts, with the Brexit party spending...

'Chilling': Singapore's 'fake news’ law comes into effect. Legislation gives government power to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false Singapore’s new law to combat “fake news” has come into effect despite criticism from tech giants and activists, who labelled the tough rules a “chilling” attempt to stifle dissent. The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down. Continue reading