fake news

 
The online battle for the truth
The online battle for the truth
False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading...
How a Macedonian town became an epicentre of 'fake news'
How a Macedonian town became an epicentre of 'fake news'
Jovan got a pair of Nike sneakers and went on holiday to Greece, his reward for having helped turn the small Macedonian town of Veles into an...
Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news
Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news
On Wednesday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a lengthy new Bill into law, criminalising cybercrimes including fake news, cyberbullying and...
Police warn messages claiming land grabs and riots are fake
Police warn messages claiming land grabs and riots are fake
Messages widely disseminated through messaging platform Whatsapp claiming all manner of hell will descend on the country on Wednesday are fake. ...
YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media
YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media
Within minutes of the shooting at YouTube offices in California, social media was awash with conspiracy theories and images of the supposed...
Why Facebook is the reason fake news is here to stay
Why Facebook is the reason fake news is here to stay
The bitter truth buried in recent headlines...
Presidency denies Zuma briefing sms
Presidency denies Zuma briefing sms
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has said that President Jacob Zuma will address the country at 10am on Wednesday morning, despite the Presidency...
Explainer: How Facebook has become the world's largest echo chamber
Explainer: How Facebook has become the world's largest echo chamber
I began my research career in the last century with an analysis of how news organisations were adapting to this strange new thing called “the...
Call it fake news and call it out
Call it fake news and call it out
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has heard it argued. Many respected experts, local and foreign, subscribe to...
Frenzy of misinformation at the Nasrec expo centre
Frenzy of misinformation at the Nasrec expo centre
As thousands of delegates and journalists squirrel away at the high-stakes arena that is the 54th ANC national conference, fake news has reared its...
Germany on guard against election hacks, fake news
Germany on guard against election hacks, fake news
As the clock ticks down to elections Sunday, Germany's cyber defence nervously hopes it'll be third time lucky after Russia was accused of meddling...
Will fake news derail Mabuyane?
Will fake news derail Mabuyane?
As the propaganda campaign is stepped up ahead of the ANC Eastern Cape elections, the region’s party secretary, Oscar Mabuyane, has warned that...

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