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?
Kelvin Chan, Lorne Cook and Aritz Parra, Associated Press Updated 3:30 am PDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 FILE - In this May 9, 2011 file photo, EU flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Disinformation has evolved beyond the playbook used by Russian trolls in the U.S. election. As the European Union gears up for a crucial election, it is domestic groups rather than foreign powers that are taking to social media to push false information and extremist messages, experts say. less FILE - In this May 9, 2011 file photo, EU flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Disinformation has evolved beyond the playbook used by Russian trolls in the U.S. election. As the ... more Photo: Yves Logghe, AP Photo: Yves Logghe, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption … [Read more...] about Fake news changes shape as EU heads into elections
You can’t discuss the ‘fake news’ phenomenon in India without bringing up WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging service has been constantly under fire after several people were lynched across the country over a misleading video that did the rounds for a year. The platform had to set up a team for India and run multiple programs to educate people about fighting the spread of misinformation. With India’s assembly elections just around the corner, the company has a tough year ahead in ensuring its platform isn’t exploited to lead voters astray. But WhatsApp isn’t the only platform plagued by propaganda, fake news, and doctored photos in India. Here’s a look at other services that spread misinformation across the country – and a look at just how difficult a problem it’s become there. YouTube Here be gadgets Not here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged. Here India’s internet users consume video extensively, thanks to … [Read more...] about It’s not just WhatsApp – India’s fake news problem plagues several popular social networks