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10.10.2018

The CIA Finger in Brasil’s Election

The CIA Finger in Brasil’s Election

by Marcelo Zero1, originally posted on Brasil Wire, 05/10/2018   The growth of Bolsonarian fascism in the final stretch of the election campaign, turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news disseminated on the internet, is not surprising. It… »

11.09.2018

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

How should we react to the closure of Italian and Maltese ports, to the criminalisation of solidarity and to the misrepresentation of facts? We speak to Riccardo Gatti, the Captain of the Astral and Head of Mission of the Open Arms, the boats that belong to the Spanish NGO Proactiva… »

11.08.2018

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

“I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people,” Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, asserted in a recent interview. This was the statement that noted CNN journalist Jim Acosta had tried and failed to draw from Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a White House press… »

25.06.2018

Fake news: Russia dog execution image actually shot in Pakistan

Fake news: Russia dog execution image actually shot in Pakistan

A picture circulating online of an alleged dog cull in Russia actually depicts Pakistan, during an attempt to reduce the number of stray animals on the streets of Karachi in 2016. Ahead of the World Cup there were fears that Russia would try to exterminate stray dogs in time for… »

13.06.2018

Grenfell Tower: how Twitter users fought off fake news to honour Muslim heroes

Grenfell Tower: how Twitter users fought off fake news to honour Muslim heroes

Joseph Downing, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and Richard Dron, University of Salford for The Conversation For those who were present in West London on June 14, 2017, it’s a day they will never forget. Residents awoke to the smell of fire and the… »

14.04.2018

Two-third in USA and 76% in UK say mainstream publishes fake news

Two-third in USA and 76% in UK say mainstream publishes fake news

This article was originally published on The Herland Report, 12/04/2018.   Two-thirds of Americans say that the mainstream media pushes fake news, 24 % among the British believe what they read in the press. The numbers reflect what the Norwegian chief editor in Resett, Helge Lurås recently… »

21.03.2018

How They Sold the Iraq War

How They Sold the Iraq War

The war on Iraq was a propaganda war where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us. Blair paid a price for his grandiose puffery. Bush has skated freely through the tempest. Why? By Jeffrey St. Clair. First published on… »

26.01.2018

We’re climate researchers and our work was turned into fake news

We’re climate researchers and our work was turned into fake news

Michael Grubb, UCL for The Conversation Science is slow. It rests on painstaking research with accumulating evidence. This makes for an inherently uneasy relationship with the modern media age, especially once issues are politicised. The interaction between politics and media can be toxic for science, and climate change… »

20.05.2017

Alternative facts challenge journalists to rethink role

Alternative facts challenge journalists to rethink role

From targeted propaganda to fake news, the media industry has struggled to meet the challenges of false information on the internet. But some journalists warn that facts may not be enough. Over the past year, false news has vigorously spread across social media platforms. In some instances, national authorities have… »

02.05.2017

‘Fake News’ is not Journalism…

‘Fake News’ is not Journalism…

By Irina Bokov* – Would you trust your news from any source? How are we able to ensure that ‘fake’(d) news does not overtake the flow of information? Journalism plays a vital role for society, bringing verifiable news and informed comment to the public. »

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