By Marc A. Thiessen | The Washington PostSeptember 16, 2019 at 12:50 am Here’s some advice for the media covering President Trump: If you don’t want to be accused of reporting fake news, don’t report fake news. Case in point: On Monday, CNN correspondent Jim Sciutto reported that a highly placed U.S. intelligence source inside the Kremlin was pulled “in part, by concerns that President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy.” Sciutto continued, “The decision to carry out the extraction occurred soon after a May 2017 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump discussed highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak … [that] had been provided by Israel.” Sorry, the decision to extract the source was first made before Trump took office, and the reason was … [Read more...] about Fake news reports try to pin Obama leaks on Trump
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Pitcha Dangprasith, Associated Press Updated 7:32 am CDT, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Thai Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Phutthipong Punnakan, center, greets during a news conference to announce the launching of government run anti-fake news center in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Aug. 21. 2019. Phutthipong Punnakan said Wednesday the planned center's goal would be to fight all kinds of fake news, with a focus on misinformation concerning disasters and financial matters, each of which would be handled by its own department. less Thai Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Phutthipong Punnakan, center, greets during a news conference to announce the launching of government run anti-fake news center in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Aug. ... more Photo: Pitcha Dangprasith, AP Photo: Pitcha … [Read more...] about Thailand to set up center to combat ‘fake news’
“Fake news” may have been named by Collins Dictionary as word of the year in 2017, but awareness of, and investigation into, its impact has grown rapidly over the past 18 months. From the polarisation of society to harming children’s trust and self-esteem, and even threatening “the very fabric of our democracy” according to a recent report from The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee; fake news presents major challenges that go far beyond the issues it causes to legitimate news reporting. With this inexorable rise, many internet browsers and social media companies, as the unwitting hosts of fake news, have taken on a new responsibility to combat the dissemination of false information. Mostly, their efforts fall into two camps: automation and moderation. Each comes with its challenges.ModerationPerhaps the most high-profile example of moderation is Newsguard. Available on Microsoft Edge browsers for mobile devices, it is informed by the … [Read more...] about Moderation or automation: can we finally end fake news?
An exodus of young people from Facebook has seen fake news spread to Generation Z through memes on Instagram, a leading journalism academic has said.Nic Newman, a senior research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and former world editor of the BBC News website, said many young people had switched from Facebook.Fake news is now spreading to young people through “memes and visual storytelling” on Instagram, he told a conference on Tuesday.Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is mainly used for sharing photos and has not traditionally been a major source of news for social media users.But genuine news and fake news are making their way on to the platform, Mr Newman said. The Reuters Institute’s annual Digital News Report assesses the state of online news access across the world.This year’s findings will show a continuing trend in the popularity of Instagram.“Facebook themselves have been showing people less news, and less … [Read more...] about Fake news ‘spreading to young people through Instagram memes’
With local and European elections just mere days away, the UK government is heavily promoting its S.H.A.R.E Checklist campaign across social media, which warns against the dangers of proliferating fake news. Have you seen the lineup for TNW2019? Check it out. Now. Lineup “Just because a story is online, doesn’t mean it’s true,” says a tweet from the Cabinet Office’s official account promoting the campaign. “The internet is great, but it can be used to spread misleading news and content.” The tweet links to an official government page, which sternly warns against the risks posed by fake news to the overall health and harmony of society. It explicitly highlights anti-vax propaganda, which contributed to an outbreak of measles during 2017 and 2018, as well as hoax news stories during the 2011 London riots, which convinced people the situation was more violent and dangerous than it really was. Imploring readers to not “feed the … [Read more...] about What World War II can teach us about fighting fake news