With fake news proliferating on social media, journalists and news organisations in the US and Europe are collaborating to come up with a counter-strategy.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”
We often tend to trust a statement or an argument simply because it conforms to our already-held beliefs, regardless of the strength or weaknesses behind its rationale and the veracity of its claims.
Donald Trump’s scathing attack on the media came a day after he asserted his administration is “running like a fine-tuned machine” and there is “no chaos”.
The vicious cycle of corporate investments in the Indian media plays a major part in stifling the press.
From following the same accounts as Narendra Modi, it appears that his personal Twitter feed is filled with rancour and distortion.
Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon Ban said he was subject to character assassination, adding, “With all kinds of fake news, my intention for political change was nowhere to be seen,”
To discourage the creation of fake news in the first place, Facebook also is banishing perpetual publishers of false information from its lucrative ad network.
Was a forged document responsible for the defeat of Mark Antony and the rise of Rome’s first emperor?
Buzzfeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier that makes explosive claims about Donald Trump has stirred debate about journalistic ethics.
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Doctored videos, false news and WhatsApp hoaxes. India has it all and cannot afford to be silent during a debate on how best to fix fake news.
Research shows that people fall for fake news because they don’t value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible sources.
Clinton urged action from both the private and public sectors to combat the false reports.