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How 11 People Try to Stop Fake News in the World’s Largest Election

How 11 People Try to Stop Fake News in the World’s Largest ElectionOne of the operations most vital to Facebook Inc. at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, California, headquarters, and in more ways than one. This is Boom Live, one of seven tiny fact-checking firms at the heart of Facebook’s efforts to rebuild some of its credibility during India’s elections. Based on the early tallies, more than 60 percent of India’s 900 million eligible voters are expected to cast ballots between now and May 19, as the center-left Congress Party tries to seize power from the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party.



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Trump's 'total and complete exoneration' turns out to be fake news

Trump's 'total and complete exoneration' turns out to be fake newsThe president returned to his portrayal of Robert Mueller's report as "fabricated & totally untrue."



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Singapore Isn’t Waiting for Facebook to Crack Down on Fake News

Singapore Isn’t Waiting for Facebook to Crack Down on Fake News“There are a lot of falsehoods being propagated,” Singapore Law Minister K Shanmugam told reporters on Monday. The government’s move comes just days after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations for everything from hate speech online to privacy and data protection. While Facebook asked for regulators around the world to agree on standards for online content, governments like Singapore see the issue as serious enough that they need to take more immediate action.



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Fake disabilities, photoshopped faces: How feds say celebrities, coaches and scammers got kids into elite colleges

Fake disabilities, photoshopped faces: How feds say celebrities, coaches and scammers got kids into elite collegesThey faked disabilities. They photoshopped faces onto different bodies. They paid millions in bribes. How scam worked to get rich kids into college



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Gay rights activist set fire to his own home in fake hate crime, Michigan police say

Gay rights activist set fire to his own home in fake hate crime, Michigan police sayThe Michigan case of Nikki Joly and his burned home is gaining national attention alongside the Jussie Smollett case, which has taken a similar twist.



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Would-be Bangladesh hijacker was carrying fake gun: official

Would-be Bangladesh hijacker was carrying fake gun: officialA would-be hijacker shot and killed by Bangladesh commandos was carrying a fake gun and told negotiators he wanted to commandeer a Dubai-bound flight because he had troubles with his wife, officials said Monday. The 25-year-old was shot and later died of his wounds after taking a crew member hostage on the Biman Airlines jet, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Chittagong airport late Sunday. Airport manager Wing Commander Sarwar-e-Jaman said the hijacker was “psychologically imbalanced”.



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Mom Allegedly Pulled Three Kids from School for Fake Appointment Before Shooting Them, Herself

Mom Allegedly Pulled Three Kids from School for Fake Appointment Before Shooting Them, HerselfThe mother who shot her three children in a wooded area in Kent County unexpectedly picked them up from school the day of their deaths, investigators say.



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Fake news: Kim and Trump lookalikes draw crowds in Hanoi

Fake news: Kim and Trump lookalikes draw crowds in HanoiDays before the second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump, to be held in Vietnam’s capital, a Kim impersonator appeared at the Metropole Hotel, a back-up location for the meeting. Howard X, an Australian, has been cashing in on his resemblance to North Korea’s leader, especially his haircut. It looks awful,” Howard X said, adding it takes him three hours to prepare his outfit and get into character.



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Emails show how fake university set up by ICE lured foreign students

Emails show how fake university set up by ICE lured foreign studentsEmails obtained by the Detroit Free Press offer a glimpse into how a fake university in Detroit may have convinced students it was real.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill blocking Trump’s ‘fake national emergency’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill blocking Trump’s ‘fake national emergency’Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joaquin Castro have announced new legislation they intend to introduce as part of an effort to block Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration over the US-Mexico border. The Democratic politicians pointed to the National Emergencies Act that provides Congress the ability to “terminate the President’s emergency declaration”, according to Mr Castro.



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