fake news

Nov
12
Engaged Reading Digest: Deepfakes, YouTube controversy and better analytics through complexity

Engaged Reading Digest: Deepfakes, YouTube controversy and better analytics through complexity

Five links on engaged journalism to see you through the morning coffee break
3 min read
Jul
08
Paywalls promote misinformation

Paywalls promote misinformation

If all high-quality news becomes paywalled - what will fill the void left behind?
1 min read
Jun
07
To beat "Fake News", look to… Finland?

To beat "Fake News", look to… Finland?

Finland has been fighting Russian information warfare for over five years. What have they learnt?
1 min read
Jan
08
Facebook needs to pay the global price of its scale

Facebook needs to pay the global price of its scale

Facebook continues to avoid paying for the scale it has achieved.
1 min read
Nov
12
A caravan of bots, and other news from the misinformation wars

A caravan of bots, and other news from the misinformation wars

Despite the efforts of the social platforms, the bots are getting more active — and more subtle.
2 min read
Sep
10
India's WhatsApp murders - is this a technology or a human problem?

India's WhatsApp murders - is this a technology or a human problem?

People are dying in India thanks to intentional disinformation being spread over — principally — Facebook's WhatsApp. This needs to be addressed - but how?
2 min read
Jul
10
WhatsApp, mob justice and the desperate need for a strategic response worldwide

WhatsApp, mob justice and the desperate need for a strategic response worldwide

Messaging apps are allowing misinformation to spread faster than ever before, and tactical responses aren't working. We need to address this at a societal level, with research and education.
3 min read
Feb
01
The network of sites supporting fake celeb obituaries

The network of sites supporting fake celeb obituaries

Interesting investigation of a network of advertising-driven misinformation sites: This seems to be the newest trick in the book of
1 min read
Nov
06
Social platforms: perfect propaganda delivery tools

Social platforms: perfect propaganda delivery tools

This post by JP Rangaswami resonated with me, because it summed up one of the areas digital seems to have
1 min read
Sep
12
What causes Fake News to spread? People.

What causes Fake News to spread? People.

For all the panic, soul-searching and debate about the “fake news” phenomenon, there’s one basic truth I rarely see
1 min read