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Debunking misinformation with FactWatch.my

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  • Fake News

    Fake news is a big thing in the field of Social Media Journalism. Fake news can be as simple as spreading misinformation or as dangerous as smearing hate propaganda.
    Fabrizio Moreira

    When fake news is repeated, it becomes difficult for the public to discern what’s real.
    Jimmy Gomez

  • Misinformation

    There is so much misinformation out there. If you give people even a little bit, it gets blown out of proportion then you have to go put out fires. So it’s much easier to say, ‘No comment’.
    Oren Peli

    You can’t be distracted by the noise of misinformation.
    James Daly

  • Rumours

    I guess rumours are more exciting than the truth
    Venus Williams

    Never make negative comments or spread rumours about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.
    Brian Koslow

  • Communications

    Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
    Plato

    Lies and distortions can be spread, via the internet, in an inexpensive way, and the effects are astounding.
    Tony Campolo

Latest Facts

  • Bank Negara said to have overpaid for land bought from MoF
    Bank Negara said to have overpaid for land bought from MoF

    According to the The Star article dated 30 May 2018 entitled “Bank Negara said to have overpaid for land bought from MoF”, Bank Negara is believed to have overpaid for the land it had bought from the Finance Ministry (MoF) when it forked out RM2.066bil for the 67.41 acres.

  • Overbuilding of affordable homes ‘quite severe’
    Overbuilding of affordable homes ‘quite severe’

    According to the 4th quarter 2017 data by National Property Information Centre (NAPIC), only 39% of new housing launches were priced up to RM300,000 over the years 2016-2017. This is insufficient to cater to the demand by 50% of households in Malaysia earning up to the median income.

  • Proposed minimum wage increase long overdue
    Proposed minimum wage increase long overdue

    The monthly income of RM2,700 for a single adult in Kuala Lumpur published in the Bank Negara Malaysia 2017 Annual Report does not refer to the median income.