Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen weaves a traditional cotton scarf In Phnom Penh in June. He won the recent Cambodia election in a landslide after literally rigging the vote by banning the main opposition party, among other tricks.
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The re-election of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen contributes to the growing global democratic crisis. Here's why.
To help with the rebuilding of Syria, we need to curb the rising tide of xenophobia online. Syrian refugees get ready to cross back into war-torn Syria from the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, June 28, 2018.
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One of the World Bank's mandates is to prepare for the physical and human capital reconstructions of post-conflict Syria. But an image reconstruction of Syrians and of Syrian refugees is also needed
U.S. President Donald Trump greets supporters in Iowa in July 2018. Why do so many people still support Trump amid a slew of scandals and demonstrably false statements?
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Experts wonder why Donald Trump remains so popular despite his eyebrow-raising statements. The answer may lie in the way he tells stories.
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Comrade Cheetolino, Mango Mussolini, Agent Orange ... just a few of Trump's fake tan induced nicknames.
Voting in the presidential run-off elections in Mali, recently.
In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.
‘Fake news’ is a meaningless term that is used for anti-democratic propaganda. We should all stop using it.
Police at the scene of a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown on July 23, 2018. The parents of Faisal Hussain, whose shooting spree left two people dead and 13 injured, say their son had struggled all his life with psychosis and depression, but none of the medications or therapies he tried were able to overcome his mental illness.
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Social media abhors informational vacuums and speed eclipses accuracy. That allows pseudo-experts, agitators and even liars to circulate rumours and poisonous information when big news breaks.
Protesters from the MDC-Alliance march in Harare demanding electoral reforms.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
The rise of ‘strongman’ politics, exemplified by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, brings with it considerable risk.
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The ideals of liberal democracies are under threat – and not just in the US and Russia
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The undercover comic has been criticised for tricking public figures into saying stupid things – but that doesn't mean they didn't want to say them.
Then-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly covering the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Are Americans ready for a new media model? A new survey indicates that, surprisingly, those who are more willing to pay for news include women and the young.
Scientists: your social media platforms need you!
Scientists have never been more needed to challenge division, misinformation and harassment online.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s new series is based on 12 months of undercover interviews.
The British comedian's sly docu-comedy format is perfect for helping people understand and navigate the proliferation of fake news.
Technology drives fake news. Could it also stop the problem in its tracks?
We used the latest techniques from artificial intelligence to study how support for or opposition to a piece of fake news can spread within a social network.
The future of local news is sobering but not without some measure of hope. By illuminating both the values and challenges besetting local journalism, we can reimagine a new day for local news.
Local news is in peril. Here's what can be done to save it.
People who share potential misinformation on Twitter (in purple) rarely get to see corrections or fact-checking (in orange).
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Information on social media can be misleading because of biases in three places – the brain, society and algorithms. Scholars are developing ways to identify and display the effects of these biases.
Middle and high school students turn to alt-right websites for their research papers.
A researcher discovered that many US students cite alt-right websites in their research papers. Should teachers discuss the websites to help students tell fact from fiction?
The French National Assembly, which is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be banned in the pre-election period.
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France’s parliament is debating a law that would allow “fake news” to be censored. While the outcome is uncertain, the precedent is dangerous.
Whatever the reason for faking Arkady Babchenko's death, this episode will not make journalists any safer.
Journalism needs to rebuild public trust, but it won't be easy.