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EU Referendum: Electoral Law: National Security and Russia (26 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: ..., energy and space. I shall start with hybrid warfare. Time and again in recent years, friends from many different countries have told me their experiences of how Russian sources have been linked to false news stories, negative propaganda or funding support for extremist political groups. There are many stories, but they all have a common thread. Their action is to sow seeds of disillusion...

Cambridge Analytica: Data Privacy (19 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: I have been the victim of false news stories being micro-targeted at Facebook accounts in my constituency to deliberately undermine me and cause hate. I thank the Secretary of State for prioritising the Data Protection Bill and delivering the general data protection regulation to make sure that our law is clear and enforceable. How does he intend to work with Governments in other countries to...

Salisbury Incident: Further Update (14 Mar 2018)

Vicky Ford: Ever since Russian troops first entered Ukraine, friends from many different countries have told me how false news stories emanating from Russian sources have been used aggressively to influence public opinion and undermine legitimate democracies. They use social media platforms and traditional media; hybrid warfare is a key part of this. Will the Prime Minister call for an international...

Social Media: News - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Baroness Kidron: itself, the commoditisation of political narratives and the lack of accountability has promoted a surge of fake news, locally and internationally funded, and with it comes a democratic deficit. This was frighteningly illustrated by the outcome of a Channel 4 survey last year in which fewer than 4% of people were able to correctly identify false news stories from true. The cost goes...

Paradise Papers - Statement (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Gadhia: ...agree that millions of UK savers and pensions, let alone Her Majesty, benefit directly or indirectly from investments held offshore, and to suggest that they are avoiding tax is simply fake and false news? Those who take the time to properly understand offshore investment vehicles will realise that their underlying purpose is to provide an efficient and predictable umbrella structure to...

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (12 Sep 2017)

the Earl of Caithness: ...and practicality and the mainland European civil, prescriptive rules. I hope that the EU will show a bit more imagination and flexibility. We try to read something in the press, but it is so often distorted and has false news, led by some rather nasty briefing. Can my noble friend tell us a little bit more about the detail of the negotiations which are going on, and the progress that has...

Update on Proposed Fox-Sky Merger Process - Statement (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...those standards are maintained only in public broadcasting; those standards are generally maintained. I accept we must be vigilant because of the dangers that have emanated from the development of false news, not only in immediate broadcasting, but online as well.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: *No heading* (26 Jul 2017)

Lord Scriven: Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab, by Bahrain's Lower Criminal Court, to two years in prison on charges of "publishing and broadcasting false news that undermines the prestige of the state", and whether they intend to make a public statement regarding the case.

Backbench Business: Local and Regional News — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (30 Mar 2017)

Jason McCartney: ...and trusted news sources. We are in an era of fake news and I am pleased to say that my Culture, Media and Sport Committee is starting an inquiry into it. By the way, I remind everyone that fake news is false news with false facts, and not just news that someone does not like—that gets bandied around a lot. Finally, I echo the thoughts of the NUJ general secretary on the Localism Act...

Brexit: Options for Trade (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...’s ambition but they are going to have to establish the game plan, as we say in the report. I am normally an optimist: being a woman in the Labour Party and a Sunderland supporter, you have no option. However, I find this very difficult. I do not accuse the Government of false news, although a lot of the campaigning for the referendum could be described in that way, but I caution...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) (20 Feb 2017)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...and enduring multi-nation state”. Tell that to the Celtic parts of our disunited kingdom. According to the Prime Minister, “after all the division and discord, the country is coming together”. That is fake and false news. The referendum and its aftermath have been an agent of fracture, not of healing. The White Paper says that it sets out, “how the Great Repeal Bill...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Madeleine Moon: ...—it changes lives in some of the poorest countries in the world—as something that our constituents can all support, because they can see that it is transparent, scrutinised and accountable. Without that, I fear we face yet more weeks of negative and often false news reporting, which will undermine the credibility of the vital work that this country undertakes around the world.

UK Nationals Imprisoned Abroad — [Robert Flello in the Chair] (20 Dec 2016)

Andrew Slaughter: ...their punches, such as the case of Nabeel Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, who has been in and out of prison for five years, and is currently there on a charge of spreading false news by tweeting in a bid to discredit Bahrain. Believe me, that regime needs no help discrediting itself. There is often a suspicion that where our Government have trade or military...

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Baroness Kidron: age limit of 13 years old. As I mentioned, terms and conditions for almost every online business—educational, business or social—are designed to obscure the commercial relationship that a minor is unlawfully entering into. We have failed to conduct any meaningful conversation, let alone take action, on false news, transparency of search algorithms, gender disparity in the...

[Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair] — Middle East (24 Jun 2009)

Ivan Lewis: ...forming the Damascus declaration group appeared for sentencing at the criminal court on 29 October 2008. All defendants received two and a half years' imprisonment for the crimes of damaging the dignity of the state and distributing false news—another interesting crime that we could think about putting on the statute book in this country. The defendants pleaded not guilty and have...

Members' Home Addresses (28 Apr 2009)

Julian Lewis: No, I do not think they will give him a peerage. His career as a town councillor in his local area in New Forest, West had lasted less than nine months from beginning to end. This fiasco followed hard on the heels of an even shorter dalliance as a trustee of an educational charity—the Vocational Training Charitable Trust—to whose board he had been formally elected at an annual...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Maganizo Mazeze (4 Feb 2003)

Bill Rammell: Mr. Mazeze was arrested and bailed on 22 January. He was charged with disseminating false news after he had reported on stories of "bloodsuckers" in Malawi for his radio station, MIJ. While we have not specifically raised Mr. Mazeze's case with the Malawi Government, we have commented publicly on attempts to prohibit reporting of political news on MIJ. Our High Commissioner to Malawi last...

Iran (25 Apr 2001)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: ...dangerous amount of scope is given within the constitution to repressive action on the part of the state which we would consider contrary to normal freedoms by reason of its laws on dissemination of false news, insulting of religion, incitement of public opinion, propaganda against the state and actions likely to weaken the state, as well as blasphemy and defamation laws. Those areas of...

Prayers: National Health Service (Fundholding) (3 Nov 1995)

Mr Gerald Malone: I am delighted that the hon. Gentleman has given way to me. The sort of news that we do not want to hear about the health service is the false news peddled by the Labour party. That is what John Maples, my successor as deputy chairman of the Conservative party, was talking about. Conservatives want to hear the truth about the new NHS that is delivering proper health care. On that issue we can...

Hong Kong (20 Jan 1988)

Sir John Morris: ...because of anxieties expressed in Hong Kong. Let me give one example — the public outcry regarding section 27 of the Public Order Ordinance enacted last March, which makes it a crime to publish false news. If that were a crime in the United Kingdom, the Home Secretary would have to build prisons for editors, sub-editors and the like. That law has caused great anxiety, especially as...

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