VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh speaks at the meeting With the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”, the event has focused discussion on how to effectively deal with fake news and how to regain public trust with this context in mind. Due to the fast development of social media, the role of journalists is changing. They are no longer the sole source of breaking news and their responsibility has extended to the verification of information being shared amongst the public. They are depended on to validate and analyse information, as well as help the public find what they need to know. According to VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh, journalists no longer control or decide what the public know. This is a major restructuring of the relationship between the public and media institutions. There is declining public trust in news media reported across most of the regions in the world. The Edelman Trust Barometer reports … [Read more...] about OANA 44: How to deal with fake news in modern journalism?
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Kelvin Chan, Lorne Cook and Aritz Parra, Associated Press Updated 3:22 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
The proliferation of fake news and hatred in social media platforms and online media did not end after the first simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections in modern Indonesian history. The targets of these fake news stories and overt hatred are the general public. However, the creators of this content often have dangerous intentions when creating and spreading hoaxes and hate speech, as they seek to divide society. Those who become victims of fake news are not limited to ordinary citizens, but also public figures, including the country's elites and state officials. National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian has even become one of the victims of fake news and misinformation. The fake news sent through Facebook was entitled "HRS (Habib Rizieq Syihab) will conduct a people power; the police: we are ready to shoot on sight those disrupting the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, though they are the grandchildren of Prophet". In response to this incident, the … [Read more...] about Fake news still challenges Indonesia’s post-election atmosphere
Russia’s media regulation agency Roskomnadzor announced Wednesday that it will create a public database of “fake news,” using new authority granted to the agency by President Vladimir Putin with a controversial Internet law signed at the beginning of the month. Russia’s “sovereign Internet” law strives to separate Russia from the global Internet by routing all traffic through servers controlled by Moscow, ostensibly so foreign adversaries such as the United States would become unable to shut Russian networks down. Critics said the law paved the way for even more strict government control of Internet content, on par with China’s censorship mania.Roskomnadzor chief Alexander Zharov took a major step in that grim direction on Wednesday, as reported by the Moscow Times: On Wednesday, Zharov was reported to have announced a public registry of so-called unreliable news sources. Offending online news outlets and posts could be legally blocked if … [Read more...] about Russia to Launch ‘Fake News’ Database
By: Shayesta Nazir 25 April 2019 8:17 AM GMT Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to declare "Paid News & Fake News" as corrupt practice under Section 123 (4) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 has been filed before the Supreme Court of India. Petitioner has also sought a declaration that the phrase 'other similar apparatus' in Section 126 (1)(b) of the Representation of People Act, 1951, includes Radio, Newspaper, Web and Social Media. Petition has been filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, advocate and socio-political activist, in the large public interest. Cause of Action Petition reads that the facts constituting cause of action accrued on 12.03.2015 and on a subsequent day, when Law Commission submitted its 255th Report to the Government, in which it suggested various measures to ensure free and fair election. However, the Government and Election Commission of India did nothing to implement it. Contentions Raised Petition, amongst other things, … [Read more...] about PIL In SC Seeks To Make ‘Fake News’ And ‘Paid News’ As ‘Corrupt Practices’ Under Representation Of Peoples Act [Read Petition]