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Producing and spreading ‘fake news’ could land you in jail in Costa Rica

A person who produces and disseminates fake news with the intention of deceiving in Costa Rica would be exposed to between one and four years in prison. That is the proposal (legislative file 21.187) by Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) legislator Erwen Masis, in the...

Mexico Passes New “Anti-Meme” Law that Restricts Criticism of Politicians

(Panampost) - The international wave of cyber censorship has now arrived in Latin America, via Veracruz state, in southern Mexico, this time under the guise of a new “anti-meme” law. Both civil society organizations and users of social media have argued that the “gag” strategy...

“NoComaCuento”:f Tico Bull, Don’t Believe It!

Rico's TICO BULL - Several Facebook pages are using photos from 2016 to affirm that groups of Nicaraguans are burning the Costa Rican flag in different parts of the country. The image used belong, really, to a punk concert performed in Sabanilla de Montes de...

OIJ Attributes To ‘Mass Hysteria’ False Cases of Filipino Band of ‘Robaniños

A feeling of "mass hysteria" is what has motivated the recent denunciations of the supposed abduction of children by Philippine nationals. This is the opinion of the Director of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), Walter Espinoza, expressed Tuesday afternoon, at a press conference that...

Hack of Bolivian Senate Twitter Account Publishes Death Of Evo Morales

The Twitter account of the Senate of Bolivia was hacked on Tuesday, May 8, for a brief period of time, minutes in which a statement was published that lamented the death of President Evo Morales. The news, of course, was false, fake news. Morales was alive...

Beware Of ‘Quick News’; Check The Facts

WHERE I STAND. We are consuming media and news in a manner that lacks a proper sense of responsibility. We need, should be well informed about current events, local and beyond, but the onslaught of media sources has made it a daunting task. 'Quick News'...

Venezuela has a fake news problem too

It’s hard to know what to believe these days. Marco Bello/Reuters Like dust in the wind the news flies: Leopoldo López, the jailed Venezuelan opposition leader, has died. That’s according to the Twitter account of Globovisión journalist Leopoldo Castillo, currently exiled in Miami. People begin...

Whoopi Goldberg To Sue Costa Rica Blogger For “Fake News” Report

Q COSTA RICA - "Costa Rica is not big enough for the lawsuit that's coming your way," are the words by American actor Whoopi Goldberg, hitting back at a "fake news" website, allegedly based in Costa Rica, that ran a story she claims endangered...

U.S. Embassy Clarifies Fake News About Nicaraguans Visa

The U.S. Embassy in Managua. Photo LA PRENSA/Uriel MolinaTODAY NICARAGUA – A fake news report circulating this Wednesday caused buzz among Nicaraguans in which it ensure that U.S. President Donald Trump had signed an executive order eliminating the visa for Nicaraguans to travel to...

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