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Fake news

What is Fake News? Fake News is the spread of misinformation whether on the news media or social media. False information spreads vigorously fast. When one fake news site is taken down, another one follows. Fake news can come from accurate reporters since it is spreads around fast. The information is downloaded from sites where it is copied and reshared…

The popularity of conspiracy theories in the fake news era

“A good conspiracy is an unprovable one…If you can prove it, it means they must’ve screwed up somewhere along the line.” – Jerry Fletcher In the past few years, the popularity of youtube channels like buzzed unsolved, who look into cold cases and conspiracy theories (e.g. the illuminati), have skyrocketed, with their views over the last 30 days going up…

Role of lis professionals to combat against fake news

Role of LIS professionals to combat against Fake news Abstract: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a great role in the development of the present society. On the other hand, due to impact of ICT in general and social media in particular, society faced one of its biggest threats of this time – “Fake news”. The dictionary defines this term…

Fake news; to what degree did it help trump during the presidential elections?

“So much Fake News. Never been more voluminous or more inaccurate. But through it all, our country is doing great!” (Vox, 2018). Donald Trump, often characterised as a populist (Rice-Oxley & Kalia, 2018), is speaking here concerning fake news in a tweet that he posted on the 26th of March 2018. To illustrate why Trump has been characterised as a…

About fake news

Over the past decades, social media has become a major component in the modern human society. We tend to use this technology for both entertainment as well as acknowledging news around the world. While news can bring us precise and realistic information regarding the world around us, it can also be manipulated into fake news that aim to strike with…

Indian police ’innovates’ tackling fake news on social media

A six month old video was shared on social media with a communal spin during a state election in western India in Rajasthan, immediately state police took to Twitter to rebuke the post and issued warning against disinformation. Indian police across different regions are devising social media campaigns as an antidote to confront the fake news on Facebook, Twitter and…

Compartive study of fake news detection

Internet and social media Internet and social media made the access to the news much easier and convenient. Mass media has a huge influence on society, and as it often happens, there is someone who wants to take advantage of this fact. It is cheap to provide news online and much faster and easier to disseminate through social media, a…

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