Fake news

PM Marape Disappointed at fake news

He made the remarks in response to an editorial published by a PNG news organisation that claimed former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had belittled Papua New Guinea at the PNG Mining and Petroleum Conference in Sydney this week.

"Nothing could be further from the truth," said Prime Minister Marape, who attended the conference in Sydney on Monday.

“The people of Australia and PNG demand an apology from the news organization for what seems to be a deliberate attempt to damage good relations between our two countries.”

Fake News Cause Of Disruption

During the declaration of John Kaupa, member for Moresby North East yesterday, Metropolitan superintendent, Gideon Ikumu was present and spoke of the issues faced during the election in Port Moresby.

He said that apart from the videos of people fighting around the country, many people used fake news to cause unnecessary stress.

Met Supt Ikumu said that many issues and fights were labeled as election-related that caused unnecessary stress

EC warns impersonators

Sinai made these comments after two of his official letters directing the Returning Officer for Wapenamanda Open Electorate to count the last ballot box for Tapend LLG ward was refused because there was a fake letter stopping them from counting the Tapend Box.

Commissioner Sinai said these impersonators and faceless individuals represent no one, and have no respect and heart for the work the Commission is doing to deliver the 2022 National General Elections. 

Security Forces On Alert

Provincial Police Commander, Acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said he is aware of a text message regarding a security threat. The PPC said he wants the people of Madang not to name or blame anyone, because the message is false.
He said police are also investigating the matter to establish who posted the message to bring fear among the people and disrupt normal business. 

Commissioner condemns fake news

Mr Manning made the comments after a number of rumours began appearing about the roles of security forces at the time of the Return of Writs and the sitting of the Eleventh Parliament.

K1.56m In Police Custody: Manning

Manning made this comment when disputing a recent post on social media that alleged that he had threatened policemen and ordered the release of the K1.56 million confiscated in Hela Province.

“That is totally false. The cash in question is still in police custody,” he stated.

“Five individuals arrested over this incident are currently in police custody. Police investigation into this matter is still progressing.

“As I have previously stated, the public will be informed once the investigation is completed.

Instagram fact-check: Can a new flagging tool stop fake news?

But questions remain as to whether it goes far enough to counter the amount of disinformation on the image-sharing platform.

The move is part of a wider raft of measures the social media giant has taken to tackle the problem of fake news on social media.

Outlaw or ignore? How Asia is fighting 'fake news'

US President Donald Trump decries it every time he sees a critical article, the Pope has condemned it and governments are fretting about its influence, holding parliamentary hearings.

And now Malaysia has passed a law criminalising it, with a penalty of up to six years in jail. Yet no-one has defined what it is.

The term first came to prominence during the 2016 US presidential election campaign. But the problem of deliberately falsified news articles, masquerading as properly-researched journalism, goes back centuries.


Ronaldo slams 'fake news'

The 33-year-old was accused last year of evading €14.7million in taxes relating to his image rights between 2011 and 2014.

According to reports in Spain on Monday, Ronaldo's legal team made a settlement offer of €3.8m, plus admission of wrongdoing, which was rejected by the country's tax authorities.

The Portugal international appeared in court last year to respond to the allegations, insisting "I always pay what I have to pay; I do things the right way and I will continue to do so". His representatives, Gestifute, have also persistently denied any wrongdoing.

Bible serpent was first 'fake news' - Pope

The episode showed the "dire consequences" that fake news can have, the Pope warned in a document.

Pope Francis also said it led only to the spread of arrogance and hatred.

Social media users and journalists should unmask manipulative tactics that foment division, he said.

The document The Truth Will Set You Free - Fake News and Journalism for Peace was issued ahead of the Catholic Church's World Communications Day on 13 May, and it was the first time the Pope has written on the topic.