Hong Kong ‘Citizen News’ site announces closure, cites media crackdown
03 January 2022 | 11:41 am
Pro-democracy news site Citizen News said its decision to shut down came in response to the recent closure of Stand News. It is the third pro-democracy publication to cease operations in recent months.
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A live broadcast video from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been removed from Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. In the video, the president falsely stated that UK citizens are developing AIDS after receiving two Covid-19 vaccine doses. After the video was posted, fact-checking and governmental entities scrambled to clarify that there is no evidence to demonstrate a link between Covid-19 vaccines and the development of viruses such as HIV.
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Chinese officials ordered some of the country's biggest companies — including Alibaba, Tencent and Baiidu — to pay fines for failing to report corporate acquisitions over the past eight years.
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In India, 80 fake social media profiles were blocked across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. These profiles were part of an influence operation trying to undermine the Sikh community by spreading divisive narratives online. And how do you identify a fake profile photo on social media? Web designer Victor Baissait explains more to our Observers team.
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Nine months after the military coup in Myanmar, this team of investigators works together with Myanmar citizens, witnesses and journalists, who can anonymously submit photos and videos online.Myanmar Witness then verifies and archives these online claims, which can be used as potential evidence in future human rights proceedings.We tell you more on this segment of Truth or Fake.
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By imposing new restrictions on the media and female actors, the Taliban have once again reaffirmed their misogynistic ideology, rights advocates have said.
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