08 Feb 2022

Kashmir journalist arrested under India’s anti-terror laws

Fahad Shah, the editor of an independent news website in Kashmir, has been arrested under India’s anti-terror laws. Police are currently investigating whether Shah violated India’s sedition laws for his work at the news agency. Shah was arrested Friday in Pulwama, a city located in the Indian-administered part of the

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04 Jan 2022

Portugal Media Giant Impresa Crippled by Ransomware Attack

Impresa, a Portuguese media giant that owns the largest television station and newspaper in Portugal, was crippled by a ransomware attack in the first hours of 2022. The websites of the company and the Expresso newspaper, as well as all of its TV channels, remained offline on Tuesday due to

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07 Sep 2021

Pro-Russian Disinformation Systematically Spread Using Western Media Channels

According to a new report released by researchers at the Crime and Security Research Institute at Cardiff University, western media channels are being manipulated by unidentified actors to spread pro-Russia government propaganda and disinformation. The researchers found evidence that provocative pro-Russian or anti-Western statements were being systematically posted in reader

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08 Jun 2020

DOJ Says Foreign Actors Trying to Fuel Violence at Protests Through Misinformation

On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released a statement claiming that foreign actors and hackers are purposefully inciting violence in protests occurring across the country as a result of the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, on May 25. Barr cited evidence collected by US intelligence agencies that

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15 Oct 2019

M6, one of France’s biggest TV channels, hit by ransomware

French media empire M6 Group was hit by ransomware on Saturday, leading to disruptions of its phone and email systems. However, the incident did not impact any of the group’s TV channels, radio stations and film studios, which include M6, the largest private French TV channel. The firm said that

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04 Jun 2019

North Korea: Fake news on both sides is the norm

A recent South Korean newspaper article claiming that the North Korean nuclear envoy to the US was executed by the North Korean regime after the February US-North Korea nuclear summit failed, exposes the highly speculative nature of mainstream media reporting on the most isolated county on the planet. The story

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20 Dec 2018

Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels

“The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday. At least 63 professional journalists around the world were killed doing

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29 Apr 2017

Hacker steals upcoming season of Netflix series Orange is the New Black

“A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. … Netflix said that a small production vendor that

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