Tag: Fake News

Editorial: Do lobby groups and political parties stage fake front group campaigns?

A newspaper article has accused an anti-Safe Schools advocate of staging a fake front group campaign on behalf of the Liberal Party of Australia and the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL).

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False news might not be fake news, but the Washington Post still has a problem

The Washington Post was accused of spreading fake news after it published inaccurate reports regarding Russian hacking of the US electricity grid. Is this really fake news?

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What YOU can do about fake news

Fake news would cease to be a problem if people stopped falling for it and circulating it, so there’s much that we as media consumers can do.

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Questioning the truth in the notion of “post-truth”

Implicit in the terms “post-truth” and “post-truth politics” is the view that the global information landscape has undergone a dramatic and sudden shift. But is this really the case?

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What can be done about the growing problem of false online information?

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A new platform called “Hoaxy” is showing promise in tackling the growing problem of misinformation online.

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How sharing false and distorted information on the internet contributes to a divided world

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Two examples that illustrate how sharing false and distorted information reinforces negative cultural stereotypes.

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