Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reversed an order to punish journalists found guilty of reporting "fake news," after an outcry over a perceived government crackdown on the press. The media sanctions, issued late Monday, stated that the government would withdraw the official accreditation of any journalist responsible for repeated reporting of "fake news." India is the latest government to act against what it calls "fake news." Malaysia is passing a law allowing for up to six years in jail for publishing allegedly misleading information. The government said it needed to curb the spread of misinformation in the media. But Modi's office rescinded the directive just hours later amid allegations India's vibrant press was being muzzled. "PIB (Press Information Bureau) Press release titled 'Guidelines for Accreditation of Journalists amended to regulate Fake News' issued on 02 April 2018 stands withdrawn," the information and broadcasting ministry said in a statement Tuesday. … [Read more...] about India withdraws controversial ‘fake news’ order after backlash
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South Korean aviation authorities have asked Vietnam national carrier Vietnam Airlines to review its training process after a pilot failed to make a smooth landing in Korea and was suspected of be unqualified. File photo of a Vietnam Airlines passenger airplane taking off. … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines pilot suspected of using fake license
A New York Post headline about the Mega Millions lottery as tickets are sold at a convenience store on the east side of Manhattan. The New York Post said its Twitter account was hacked after messages were posted citing bogus breaking news about U.S. interest-rate policy and China firing missiles on a U.S. Navy ship. The newspaper’s Sunday business editor tweeted "Our Twitter feed has been hacked." The company then sent a statement that said, "Some New York Post Twitter accounts were briefly hacked and the matter is being investigated." Twitter said in a statement that it doesn’t comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons. One tweet said "#BREAKING: Chinese anti-ship missile fired at USS George Washington." Another tweet said: "BREAKING: Federal Reserve head Yellen announces bail-in in emergency meeting, rumored negative rate to be set at 4pm EST today." The tweets were being deleted within minutes of being posted, and the account @nypost account … [Read more...] about HACKED! New York Post Twitter account hijacked, fake Tweets include Chinese attack on U.S.
As for top-searched gadgets, three of the top five on the list are made by Apple -- iPhone 5, iPad 3, and iPad Mini. Yahoo today released its data for the most-searched terms in 2012. The lists include information on "obsessions" (viral sensations), memes, gadgets, Olympians, sports teams, songs/music lyrics, TV comedies, "what is" searches, how-to searches, recipes, and several others. … [Read more...] about Election, iPhone 5 top Yahoo’s list of 2012’s popular searches
Concern is mounting over phony chicken eggs illegally imported from China into Vietnam, with the products difficult to detect at retail markets in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Fake Chinese eggs, which re-emerged in China recently after 10 years, made headlines in Vietnam and other regional countries days ago. A fake Chinese egg is made with borax, alum, glue, several organic acids, among other chemicals, according to Vietnam's Food Safety and Hygiene Department. … [Read more...] about Fake Chinese eggs spark concerns, go unnoticed