Fake news

Fake news or junk news or pseudo-news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. The false information is often caused by reporters paying sources for stories, an unethical practice called checkbook journalism. The news is then often reverberated as misinformation in social media but occasionally finds its way to the mainstream media as well.
News and discussion about fake news, from the 2016 U.S presidential election forward.
  • Liberal Media Proven To Be Liars
    wsau

    Liberal Media Proven To Be Liars

    Liberal Media Proven To Be Liars - They Are Fake News Forevermore! CNN, MSNBC, and others should lose their Jobs.  How can anyone trust these news people ever again?  Advertisers should pull out and show they don't support liars and people who conduct a political coup on an American President.

  • How OpenAI's Fake News Warnings Triggered Actual Fake News
    PCMag UK

    How OpenAI's Fake News Warnings Triggered Actual Fake News

    Nonprofit AI research lab OpenAI caused a wave of AI apocalypse panic last month when it introduced a state-of-the-art text-generating AI called GPT-2. But while it celebrated the achievements of GPT-2, OpenAI declared it would not release its AI model to the public, fearing that in the wrong hands, GPT-2 could be used for malicious purposes such as generating misleading news articles, impersonating others online, and automating the production of fake content on social media. Predictably, OpenAI's announcement created a flood of sensational news stories, but while any advanced technology can be weaponized, AI still has far to go before it masters text generation. Even then, it takes more than

  • Share facts, not rumours: WhatsApp educating users on spotting fake news
    Business Standard India

    Share facts, not rumours: WhatsApp educating users on spotting fake news

    WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned instant messaging platform, on March 25 launched the second phase of its 'Share Joy, Not Rumors' campaign, encouraging its subscribers to use the platform with responsibility. This is one of the steps that the company has undertaken to control the spread of fake news before the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The campaign is available in the form of short online videos (available on YouTube) showing step-by-step tutorials on how to exit a group, block a contact and the significance of the forwarded label. “Proactively working with the Election Committee and local partners for a safe election is our top priority. Expanding our education campaign to help people easily identify

  • Fake news? No, it's reality, bredren!
    Jamaica Gleaner

    Fake news? No, it's reality, bredren!

    It was reported in the news recently that fake recruitment information circulating on social media resulted in over 1,500 young people queuing up at the Jamaica Defence Force in Kingston, attired in their best business wear and waiting to be attended to. This prompted feelings of hurt and sadness that people could be so unscrupulous and callous in such a global economic climate where people are simply trying to survive daily. Some of these same young men, smartly dressed in a shirt and tie, are the same ones we pass loitering at the end of our avenues and we don't even say hello. Some of them loitering on the side of the road may be quite ambitious but lack the requisite opportunities to excel.

  • Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech
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    Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech

    About five years since the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists began, triggering a surge in propaganda and disinformation, some students in four cities across the country are learning how to better assess what they're reading, seeing and hearing. A report released Friday by global education organization IREX says that students in 8th and 9th grades were better able to identify false information and hate speech after teachers integrated the organization's media literacy techniques into their lessons. Students were twice as likely to detect hate speech and 18 percent better at identifying fake news than students who missed out on those lessons, according