Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam (first row, middle) and delegates pose for a photo at the opening of the 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) in Hà Nội yesterday. The meeting is themed 'For professional and innovative journalism'. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết HÀ NỘI — The rapid proliferation of so-called fake news had led to a decline in public trust in news media, so countries around the world needed to take drastic action to change the status quo. This was agreed by participants at the 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) that officially opened in Hà Nội on Friday. This year’s event saw the attendance of 40 international delegates, including influential news agencies such as Azertac (Azerbaijan), TASS (Russia), Xinhua (China), Kyodo News (Japan), … [Read more...] about In’t partners join VN to combat fake news, build public trust
Who spreads most fake news
Buzzfeed reporter Kate Aurthur deliberately smeared Tucker Carlson using a photo of the Fox News anchor with a “sex worker.” On Friday night, Christine Parreira, a self-described sex worker in Las Vegas (where prostitution is legal), tweeted out a photo where she is seen attempting to kiss Carlson on the cheek. For his part, Carlson looks as though he is trying to avoid the unwelcome smooch, but also taking it in stride — he’s amused but obviously caught off guard.In one of these tweets Parreira posted the photo with the caption “#NewProfilePic TUCK!!!” Her second tweet appears to reference Carlson being uncomfortable: “Hookers pass on cooties. It’s true.” Buzzfeed’s Aurthur saw the tweets only as a political opportunity. In an obvious attempt to smear Carlson and damage his reputation, she posted both of Parreira’s tweets and added her own partisan assumptions about what the photo meant. “Remember … [Read more...] about Nolte: Buzzfeed Reporter Smears Tucker Carlson with Fake News About ‘Sex Worker’
French President Emmanuel Macron in his speech charged that "those who... spread lies are hurting the same people they are pretending to defend by seeking to repeat our history". In a rare move, the Elysee Palace also issued a statement with four capital-letter "NONs" to shoot down the most inflammatory claims that made the rounds on social media. Border region "NO, Alsace and Lorraine will not be placed under the tutelage of Germany," said the Elysee statement. "NO, Alsatians will not have to learn and speak German." Far-right MEP Bernard Monot, among others, had charged that the eastern French regions, which have changed hands several times between French and German rule, were being "handed over to a foreign power". And the leader of France's National Rally, Marine Le Pen, accused Macron of "an act that borders on treason" by signing the follow-up pact to the 1963 Elysee Treaty. The French presidency said that "by trying to rekindle the ashes of a rivalry between France and … [Read more...] about Germany and France unite to fight ‘fake news’
By Levi Sumagaysay | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 8:47 am | UPDATED: January 10, 2019 at 8:54 am Amid continued concerns about the online sharing of disinformation, a new study about fake news during the 2016 election shows who was most likely to share it on Facebook: seniors and conservatives. Researchers from Princeton and New York University said in a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances that sharing of fake news on Facebook by users of the social network was “quite rare” (8.5 percent of those surveyed), but that those who did share fake news were older, regardless of political affiliation. More than 11 percent of people over age 65 shared links from fake news sites, compared with 3 percent of those ages 18 to 29 who did so. When political affiliation was taken into account, the most frequent sharers of fake news were conservatives and Republicans, according to the study. Eighteen percent of … [Read more...] about Who shared the most fake news on Facebook during 2016 election?
News / UK and world by Press Association January 9, 2019, 7:01 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter So-called fake news played only a small role in propelling US President Donald Trump to the White House, research suggests. A study found that fewer than 9% of Americans shared links to fake news sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign. However, a disproportionately high number of people over the age of 65 were involved in spreading fake news. Joshua Tucker, professor of politics at New York University, said: “Despite widespread interest in the fake news phenomenon, we know very little about who actually shares fake news. “This study takes a first step towards answering this question. “Perhaps most significantly, we find that sharing this type of content on Facebook was a relatively rare activity during the 2016 presidential campaign.” The findings, reported in the … [Read more...] about Fake news not a big factor in Donald Trump’s triumph, research suggests