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EU steps up fake news fight before elections

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union launched Wednesday a system for member countries to alert each other to online disinformation spread by opponents such as Russia to undermine next year’s key elections. The bloc also urged Facebook and other social media platforms to follow through on pledges to …

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EU steps up fake news fight before elections

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union launched Wednesday a system for member countries to alert each other to online disinformation spread by opponents such as Russia to undermine next year’s key elections. The bloc also urged Facebook and other social media platforms to follow through on pledges to …

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Canada top court rules against journalist protecting source

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Canada’s top court on Friday effectively ruled against journalists protecting their sources, in a case in which police sought a Vice reporter’s communications with an alleged jihadist for use in his prosecution. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court said society’s interest in investigating and …

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Nigeria media unites against ‘fake news’ and ‘a million Trumps’

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | At least 15 Nigerian news organisations joined forces Wednesday to fight misinformation ahead of February’s elections in a collaborative first as the country’s main political parties trade accusations of fabrication and exaggeration. The CrossCheck Nigeria project aims to get normally competing newsrooms to work together …

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CNN says White House preparing to eject reporter again

Washington, United States | AFP | CNN said Monday it asked for a new emergency hearing to allow its reporter Jim Acosta to remain at the White House, saying officials are threatening to again revoke his press pass. The statement from the cable news channel came just three days after …

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US media in court showdown over White House access

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump’s effort to revoke a CNN correspondent’s credentials went to court Wednesday, in a hearing that saw the channel backed by media groups — including arch-rival Fox News — who said the case was a matter of press freedom. Lawyers for …

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Newspaper suspended for saying Gabon on ‘autopilot’

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Gabon’s official media watchdog on Friday said it had suspended a newspaper for three months for an article saying the country was on “autopilot” after the hospitalisation of President Ali Bongo in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Lack of official news — along with memories …

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White House bars CNN reporter after verbal duel with Trump

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, during which the president branded him the “enemy of the people.” A visibly angry Trump called reporter Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible …

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