Tag: Fake news
Education chief: ‘We must expose fake news’
This weekend, as a director of the OECD warned of the harm caused to children by fake news, a professor at the London School of Economics said it might help save good journalism. Why?
Facebook under fire from British government
First tax avoidance. Then fake news. Now a row over inappropriate images of children has caused MPs to describe Facebook as “very disturbing”. Do tech giants need reining in by governments?
Trump fake news row: press ‘under threat’
This weekend Donald Trump stepped up his war on the media. He called some titles the “enemy of the people” and declared critical coverage “fake news”. Is press freedom in jeopardy?
‘We are hardwired to live in our own bubbles’
In an era of fake news and political division, some fear we are too quick to ignore the facts we don’t like. Now a new book says we evolved to think this way. Can we overcome our nature?
‘Children must be trained to fight fake news’
Fake news, propaganda, misinformation: the media, says one prominent journalist, has reached its ‘nadir’. And another columnist says children should be taught to separate fact from fiction.
Twitter founder calls for ‘new era of trust’
Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, has launched an attack on fake news and says that the site needs a ‘trust button’. Is he right, or would that create more problems than it solves?
We won’t remove Holocaust denial, says Google
Google is facing calls to remove prominent neo-Nazi pages from its search results. The company argues that censorship is beyond its remit. What is Google’s relationship with news?
Facebook’s fake news: ‘post-truth’ is the word
‘Post-truth’ could be ‘one of the defining words of our time’, says Oxford Dictionaries. The announcement comes as Facebook continues defending itself from criticism over fake news stories.