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A victory for free speech or for disinformation? That is the 44-billion dollar question after Elon Musk's swoop for Twitter. Does it matter any more than Amazon's Jeff Bezos owning The Washington Post or all the French captains of industry whose often money-losing media purchases buy them a platform to voice their views?
Leaders are asking Russian speakers in Germany not to heed "the cynical and trivializing disinformation campagin led by Russian state media." The statement came a day after a pro-Russian rally in Berlin.
Many posts on social media claiming to pertain to the current conflict in Ukraine are in fact videos and photos different events in other regions that happened several years ago. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Many posts on social media claiming to pertain to the current conflict in Ukraine are in fact videos and photos of different events in other regions that happened several years ago. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
17 Nov 2021
September 26 was an historic moment in Germany. That day, voters went to the polls to choose who would succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor after almost 16 years at the helm. But the election campaign was littered with fake news. We take a closer look in this edition of Fact or Fake.
28 Sep 2021
Social media users have been sharing images that purport to be of Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid. It's claimed they show he's leading a double life. The photos, supposedly, include him failing to wear a head covering and even posing alongside a woman who also isn't wearing a headscarf or veil. But, using reverse image searches and facial recognition technology, it's easy to see the photos are all of other people. The means to spot fakes are out there, but people have to want to look.
15 Jun 2021
Conspiracy theories, doctored photos, fake news, bot-boosted messages designed to elicit an angry reaction. Disinformation abounds in free societies, but there are steps you can take to fight it, says Ingo Mannteufel.
13 Mar 2021
The "EUvsDisinfo" database has exposed how Russia uses "doublespeak" to spread uncertainty and discord, giving Russian officials more room to maneuver.
24 Oct 2019
Disinformation and misinformation are both different from journalism which complies with professional standards and ethics. At the same time, they are also different from cases of weak journalism that fall short of its own promise. Experts in a townhall meeting discuss misinformation.