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Google adds fact-checking to news articles

Washington, United States | AFP | Google is adding “fact check” tags to its news articles, introducing the feature amid a US presidential race roiled by heated disputes over the accuracy of information. The move, announced Thursday, will allow readers on Google news applications and websites to click on links …

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USA Today warns against vote for ‘dangerous demagogue’ Trump

Washington, United States | AFP |  In a break from tradition, USA Today took sides Friday in the upcoming presidential election, warning readers to “resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue” and reject Republican Donald Trump. The national newspaper, one of the most widely circulated in the United States, …

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OPINION: Kadaga’s bizarre move against the media

OPINION: By Cissy Kagaba  In a bizarre move, as reported in the media, Parliament is proposing to gag media. Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga’s move seems to be part of a well-scripted plan to determine what is published by the media. Her demand to investigate journalists for what she perceives as …

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New York Times endorses Clinton for president

Washington, United States | AFP |  The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Saturday, saying her intelligence, record of public service and other strengths qualify her for the White House. In an editorial, the influential Times as expected threw its weight behind Clinton and dismissed Donald Trump …

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Parliamentary reporters respond to Speaker Kadaga

The president of the Uganda Parliamentary Reporters Association Isaac Imaka has responded to a pending press investigation ordered by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, describing it as a plan to muzzle media freedom. Parliament Thursday afternoon debated media coverage of the house on issues of the recent trip to the UNAA convention in the US, …

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Kadaga orders parliamentary investigation of the media

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has ordered Parliament’s Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline  to examine what she described as the continued publication of negative and damaging reports on the house. She instructed the committee chaired by Kalaki MP Clement Kenneth  Ongalo-Obote to find out whether the media houses can be sued for contempt of parliament. …

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South Sudan paper shut down after it headlines govt corruption

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  The South Sudan government has shut down the country’s main English-language daily, which headlined news on a war profiteering report commissioned by actor George Clooney, the paper’s editor told AFP on Wednesday. Nation Mirror editor Simon Aurelious said officials from the National Security Service …

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Twitter expands video role with streaming TV apps

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Wednesday moved deeper into video, announcing a new application that will offer free content on major streaming TV services. The new app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft’s Xbox One will allow anyone with these devices to get content …

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Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

Washington, United States | AFP |  Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news …

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