Facebook has finally taken action on accounts spreading fake news on its platform.
Several flaws have already emerged in Facebook’s new measures to stop improper political influence.
Fake news doesn’t respect borders so working together is the only option.
Science is not the absolute truth. Scientific findings are the beginning, not the end, of the quest for truth.
India has more WhatsApp users than any other democracy – and a worrying history of ‘fake news’.
Concern at the role of fake sites in influencing South African public opinion has been growing over time.
Are you annoyed at Facebook? You’re not alone – and momentum is growing across the world to use regulation and the law to rein in the behaviours of this and other digital platforms.
If another country wants to weaponise data hacked through Australia’s parliament, we’ll likely see them try to inflame religious and ethnic differences, and drive votes to minor parties.
It’s easier than ever to create a fake image and spread it far and wide online. But there are steps that you can take to protect yourself from fishy photos.
Research in Indonesia shows that people’s age, education levels and gender do not determine their likelihood to share fake news. Internet spending does.
More democratic forms of politics, journalism and fact-checking will be needed when we can no longer trust any video footage.
Coach students to analyze the credibility of sources, but teaching them how genre and experiential patterns can be manipulated is also relevant.
“Solutions journalism” aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
A parody of ‘the Washington Post’ announcing that Donald Trump had resigned was recently handed out in Washington, D.C.
For media activists The Yes Men, hoaxes have emerged as a proven tactic to generate public discourse on social justice issues that are not generally given space and time in mainstream news media.
WhatsApp has become a haven of misinformation in developing countries.
The Brazilian president used WhatsApp and other social media to smear his opponents and sow division in the electorate.
Reality based theatre is one way artists are challenging the lies put out by politicians like U.S. President Donald Trump, who exploits our contemporary insecurities.
There’s an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive “manifestations”, as they’re called in French. But the “gilets jaunes” didn’t follow the rules. So who exactly broke the rules?
New media platforms have changed the way people create, consume and relate the news.