Sifting Truth from Lies in the Age of Fake News

DRF has just released a new study attempting to identify topics that aremore susceptible to fake news, and common methods of dissemination. Italso examines the extentof fact-checking practiced in Pakistan’s newsrooms and how often dojournalists believe fake news to be true. https://digitalrightsfoundation.pk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Policy-brief-fake-news.pdf’. http://online.fliphtml5.com/gnel/sewm/


How Wikipedia’s volunteer army combats misinformation in the ‘post-truth’ era

Innovation Hub January 16, 2020 · 2:00 PM ESTBy Sarah Leeson Wikipedia webpage in use on a laptop computer is seen in this photo illustration taken in Washington.Credit: Giving internet users open access to a site that is meant to have accurate, up-to-date, multilingual information sounds like a recipe for disaster. And yet Wikipedia seems to be […]


Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era

Partisan dynamics overshadow other factors in Americans’ evaluations of the news media BY JEFFREY GOTTFRIED, GALEN STOCKING, ELIZABETH GRIECO, MASON WALKER, MAYA KHUZAM AND AMY MITCHELL It is no secret that, in an information environment characterized by deep tensions between President Donald Trump and national news organizations, Americans are divided in their trust of the news media. A new Pew Research Center exploration of […]

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First target of Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law is Facebook post that alleged a failed state investment in Salt Bae

By Adam Taylor November 25, 2019 at 10:28 a.m. EST Singapore invoked its “fake news” law for the first time Monday, making a citizen amend a Nov. 13 post that the government said used “false and misleading statements” to smear reputations. But the first use of the law did not focus on misinformation sown by a foreign […]


What You Need To Know About Fake Video, Audio And The 2020 Election

September 2, 20197:00 AM ET PHILIP EWING “Deepfakes” are digitally altered images that make incidents appear real when they are not. Such altered files could have broad implications for politics.Marcus Marritt for NPR Security experts have warned about the prospect of a new era of high quality faked video or audio, which some commentators worry could […]


Nearly half of social media users who share articles have passed on fake news, study suggests

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/fake-news-facebook-twitter-share-misinformation-survey-a8908361.html Right-wingers are apparently more likely to spread what they know to be fake, while left-wingers are more likely to try to correct it Andrew Woodcock More than four in 10 people who share political news on social media admit they have passed on false or inaccurate items, according to a new academic study. Almost a fifth (18.7 […]