Archives: Fake News
Monday, April 1, 2019
[Millennials’ Voices] Attacking the Political Sphere with Fake News
The indictment last February of 13 Russians for interfering in the 2016 US Election prompted further reports discussing how ‘fake news’ is being weaponized to manipulate political processes by taking advantage of the lack of governance within social media. The CBC (Brown, 2018) published an article in March about a young journalist, Vitaly...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Lim’s interview with De Standaard: “The underlying problem is not fake news, but fake democracy”
In their April 7th edition, De Standaard, a Flemish daily newspaper in Belgium, publishes an article titled In Azië heet perscensuur ‘strijd tegen fake news’ (meaning In Asia, press censorship is disguised as 'the battle against fake news) which includes a special interview with ALiGN director Merlyna Lim. The article itself is in Dutch (a...
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Tools for protest & activism, networks of lies: Social media and the ‘fake news’ epidemic
We’ve probably all heard about “filter bubbles” by now – the idea that, despite having ready access to an effectively unlimited cache of information on any number of topics, people often end up in social media echo chambers. This doesn’t just happen through intentional selection (i.e., choosing to follow things online that reflect your...