Tag: fake news

Why real ‘fake news’ threatens democracy

     

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg welcomed government regulation of content on the Internet in several areas, including “election integrity.” Around the world, there are increasing concerns that “fake news” threatens democracy,… Read more »

Combating Disinformation: The Case for Stepping Up the Fight Online

     

  Social media firms should establish “specialized Russian-focused teams” staffed with experts in Russian language, culture, and internet practices, according to a new report. “Combating Russian Disinformation: The Case for… Read more »

Russia’s political warfare blunders have galvanized Europe’s democracies

     

The Kremlin’s disinformation playbook is readily deployed when it comes to crisis management abroad. But it is also saturation bombing their citizens and others beyond their borders, with false narratives… Read more »

Diluting disinformation: ‘no quick fixes’

     

A new EU fake news initiative will recommend engaging with social media companies to agree and enforce a new code of practice on fake news or disinformation, reports suggest: The… Read more »

Why fake news is about to get worse

     

Fake news is about to get worse, especially for investigators of human rights abuses, according to George Washington University’s Scott Edwards and Steven Livingston. Nearly anyone with a laptop and an… Read more »