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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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Hong Kong (22 Apr 1987)

Mr Timothy Renton: ..., we support the action they have taken. They have repealed a number of long-standing provisions giving them wide powers over the press, retaining only a power to act against anyone publishing false news likely to cause alarm to the public or disturb public order.

Orders of the Day — Middle East (Broadcasts) (9 Nov 1956)

Mr Tony Benn: ...families and homes would be bombed. Is it right for a broadcasting station one day to say to the soldiers, "If you go home we will bomb your mothers, wives and children," and to say to them the next day, "Go home to your wives and children, it is your duty?" This is m the character of false news, which is, in itself, a crime. I come now to one final point, which, from my point of view,...

News Dissemination (Reuters, Limited). (22 Oct 1941)

Mr Clement Davies: ...done now from all parts of the world, were in the hands of somebody unscrupulous, one can imagine an attack, say upon the Government, which was quite unjustifiable, but which might be worked up by spreading false news, bearing upon it the great name of Reuters Agency, that hitherto we have always respected. Reuters' own correspondent, wiring from some country or other that that country has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information.: German Official CommuniquÉS. (5 Jun 1940)

...and passed for publication on 30th May, on the condition and casualties of the British Forces said to be engaged in the process of evacuation; and whether, in future, he will prevent the circulation of false news in this way?

Orders of the Day — Supply.: Civil Estimates, 1940. (28 May 1940)

Mr Ernest Evans: ...the position abroad to which the hon. Gentleman referred, but I am very sorry that the word "propaganda" was ever given currency in this country. So many people regard propaganda as being the dissemination of false news. That is not what I had in mind at all when I pressed for propaganda in foreign countries. Propaganda does not mean the dissemination of false news; it means telling the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy.: British Troops, Norway (Press Reports). (17 Apr 1940)

Mr George Strauss: asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware of the serious effect on public opinion, in this and foreign countries, of the passing for publication on 9th April of the false news of the landing of British troops in certain Norwegian ports; and whether he can explain the action of the Ministry in the matter?

Orders of the Day — The War at Sea. (11 Apr 1940)

Viscountess Nancy Astor: ...of the selection of Ministers. Things must not go out as they did yesterday. Hon. Members should have seen these mothers of sailors as I saw them yesterday to realise that this putting out of bad news, false news, is criminal, really criminal in war-time. It has happened too often. I beg the House to urge upon the Prime Minister to see that there is one person in charge, that that one...

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