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Fake news: algorithms in the dock

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.

dateJul 14, 2018 in Internet
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Fake news: the media industry strikes back

The viral spread of hoaxes and misinformation ahead of the US election and Brexit referendum two years ago was a wake-up call for many established news media, who have gone on the offensive to shore up their credibility and ...

dateJul 13, 2018 in Internet
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Fighting 'fake news' with the law

Some countries are bringing in legislation to fight "fake news", a particular menace during election campaigning, but critics warn of the danger to freedom of expression and the media.

dateJul 13, 2018 in Internet
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The online battle for the truth

False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading further than ever on powerful social networks.

dateJul 12, 2018 in Internet
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