SMW 2019: Gate keeping in the era of fake news
By Guardian Exclusive
07 February 2019 | 9:54 am
Gatekeeping in the era of fake news: The impact of social media during elections is a session aimed at exploring the effectiveness of social media for communication and monitoring during the 2019 Nigerian election.
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The video-sharing app TikTok has become a tool in the hybrid war in Ukraine, but fake news and scams connected to the conflict also abound on the platform. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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State media have published a series of critical articles against Chinese journalists, accusing them of helping foreign media with "anti-China reports."
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During French Press and Media in Schools Week from March 21 to 26, the FRANCE 24 Observers team when to meet a class of students from the Paul Valéry high school in Paris. We answered their questions about disinformation and exchanged tips on how to sort the real from the fake. This report covers our experience, and ends with an image the students verified themselves.
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