Not content with simply creating and spreading fake news, anti-Ukraine trolls are now also using a new disinformation tactic: a method dubbed "Operation Matryoshka" (or Russian doll), which has been exposed by the "Bot Blocker" collective and AFP fact checkers. It is designed to divert the attention of journalists and muddy the waters of information even more. We take a closer look.
Jakarta (AFP) – On a typical workday, Vinanda Febriani starts her morning in Indonesia scrolling on her phone. But her goal is slightly different than most Gen Zers -- she is scanning for disinformation posts.
Democrats have a higher success rate than Republicans in spotting fake news, a recent study suggests. It also shows that education level and gender play a crucial role in the ability to distinguish true from false news.
Since October 7, social media has been flooded with imagery claiming to show violence and clashes abroad linked to pro-Palestinian rallies. This comes as some European countries have already banned demonstrations in support of the Palestinians. In this edition of Truth or Fake, Vedika Bahl debunks some viral disinformation that may be encouraging a harmful narrative.
12 Apr 2023
Viral photos appear to show a beached shark in the United States being rescued by local residents. But that is what the social media posts want people to think. The photos are actually fake, generated by artificial intelligence software, and their creator seemingly wants to take advantage of the confusion. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
11 Mar 2023
Since February 4th when the "Chinese spy balloon" was shot down in American airspace, several videos have emerged claiming to show "unidentified flying objects" in many international skies. We spoke to a UFO and sky anomalies expert about how Beijing's balloon sparked this type of misinformation, in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.