If you’ve been buried in work this week, here’s an update on all the misinformation news from around the world. And some good news... the weekend is here!
In this week’s issue of The Checklist, we're following stories about anti-fake news laws in Singapore and Ethiopia. Governments continue to argue that such laws are necessary to control the spread of misinformation, but free speech advocates have expressed concerns over the potential abuse of that type of legislation. In this week’s issue we also look at how deepfakes and 'face fakes' have the potential to be weaponised online.
We’re keen to know your views on attempts at debunking misinformation around public health epidemics. In this issue we include a slightly different take on the problem.