Fake News

Egyptian Cabinet denies providing any coronavirus drugs

Fri, 10 Apr 2020 - 11:38 GMT

The center urged to call the police to report any pharmacy that claims it has a coronavirus treatment.

Qatar uses fake accounts to escalate against Arab countries: Oxford Institute

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 - 09:21 GMT

Qatari Government used fake social media accounts to start an internet war against the Arab countries.

MP proposes forming government working groups to face rumors

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 - 02:54 GMT

A Parliament member on Monday proposed forming a working group from each body, a ministry, and an institution, to respond to rumors and lies circulated by terrorist groups who seek distorting the Egyptian state.

Private Youm7 news website warns of fake Facebook page

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 11:27 GMT

Egypt's privately-owned Youm7 news website has warned of a fake Facebook page that exploits the name of the 11-year old newspaper to disseminate hostile videos and posts.

Cabinet denies laying off employees, selling historic buildings

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 01:39 GMT

The center denied suspending the completion of the rest of the phases of the comprehensive health insurance system.

Publishers of Fake News in Egypt Can be Fined up to LE 250,000

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 - 11:36 GMT

The fines imposed on the violators shall not exceed LE 250,000, or the equivalent of this value in foreign currency.

Sisi denies social media claims in Youth Conference

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 - 06:54 GMT

Addressing all elderly women in Egypt, Sisi said “Your son [he] is honest and sincere man.”

State denies misdirecting Cancer Institute contributions

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 - 12:17 GMT

The ministry denied news about directing donations originally allocated to renovate the bombed National Cancer Institute to other state projects.

Gov't denies rumors in finance, tourism, education, business

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 - 10:07 GMT

ATM machines spitting white paper instead of money, the issuance of new LE 500 and LE 1000 currency banknotes, insulin disappearing from hospitals and pharmacies were among the rumors.

The Need for Media literacy: Where Egypt stands?

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 - 09:17 GMT

Titled “Media Information Literacy and Sustainable Development,” the Alexandria Media Forum explored means of supporting critical thinking among media practitioners and consumers in a sustainable way by creating thoroughly fact-checked and credible conten

Government denies smuggling 32% of Egyptian monuments abroad

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - 09:41 GMT

The Cabinet's media Center denied Monday that 32 percent of the Egyptian monuments have been smuggled abroad since 2011.

New draft law to impose tougher penalties for spreading rumors

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 10:14 GMT

The draft law also calls for establishing a watchdog to spot rumors, and issue statements to respond to them once they emerge and spread.

Fabrication of news to be punished by a fine of LE 250,000

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 - 01:19 GMT

The Supreme Council for Media Regulation will impose a LE 250,000 fine on those who spread fake news or publish news without sources.

Closed information circles lead to Pluralistic Ignorance: Study

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 - 05:46 GMT

“This informative environment is fertile ground for the circulation and spread of rumours and fake news,” writes Wally.

Brazil's next president declares war on 'fake news' media

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 - 10:20 GMT

For Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, attacking critical press outlets almost daily on social media is not enough.

Cabinet denies false news directly affecting people

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 - 10:42 GMT

The cabinet’s media council denied the rumors widely circulated recently in fields of health, transportation, supply and subsidy, education, and employment.

In Egypt, how does an anti-cybercrime law be considered repression unlike other countries?

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 - 02:06 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ratified an anti-cybrecrime law that allows authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that "constitute a threat" to the state.

Cabinet denies fake news on education, health, laws

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 - 01:52 GMT

The statements came 10 days after the president tackled the issue.

Parl' passes anti-fake news law, countries wage war on false info

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 10:04 GMT

Social media accounts and blogs will be officially categorized as “media outlets”.

Vlogger detained pending investigations into 'false news'

Tue, 08 May 2018 - 02:27 GMT

Satirical vlogger Shady AbuZaid was ordered detained on Tuesday for 15 days pending investigations into belonging to an illegal group and spreading false news.

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