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South Korea’s Yoon warns of tech threat to democracy at summit

Seoul, South Korea Reuters South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday called fake news and disinformation based on AI and digital technology threats to democracy, as his country hosted a gathering of senior global officials including from Britain, the EU and the United States. Speaking at the opening of the Summit for Democracy, Yoon […]

Global watchdog proposes new ethics code to combat greenwashing

London, UK Reuters Firms that check environmental, social and governance claims made by companies will be asked to follow a proposed new ethics code to help combat greenwashing, the chief of a global standards body told Reuters. Trillions of dollars have flowed into investment funds touting green credentials, but these can be misleading, a practice […]

Disinformation surge threatens to fuel Israel-Hamas conflict

A dove flies over the debris of houses destroyed in Israeli strikes, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on 11th October, 2023

Amsterdam, The Netherlands/London, UKReuters As the Israel-Hamas war rages, regulators and analysts say a wave of online disinformation risks further inflaming passions and escalating the conflict in an electronic fog of war. An explosion at a Gaza hospital that killed hundreds of Palestinians on Tuesday is the latest focus of the surge of activity as […]

Australia to make Big Tech hand over misinformation data

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Sydney, AustraliaReuters Australia’s media regulator will be able to force internet companies to provide internal data about how they have handled misinformation and disinformation, the latest measure by the country’s government to crack down on Big Tech. The Australian Communications and Media Authority will also be able to enforce an internet industry code on uncooperative […]

Russia, China sow disinformation to undermine trust in Western vaccines, EU report says

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Brussels, BelgiumReuters Russian and Chinese media are systematically seeking to sow mistrust in Western COVID-19 vaccines in their latest disinformation campaigns aimed at dividing the West, a European report said on Wednesday. From December to April, the two countries’ state media outlets pushed fake news online in multiple languages sensationalising vaccine safety concerns, making unfounded […]