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Facebook has hired fact checkers, but critics say this is not enough.
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Media freedom continues to face external threats in the form of legislation, intimidation, harassment and surveillance.
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Checking facts may not be your strongest point.
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President Donald Trump went after journalists during a campaign-style rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, arguing that the media were "dishonest" in their portrayal of his response to a violent white suprema...
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Thin lines between democracy and fascism are forming.
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MiWay says the racist email doing the rounds on social media never really happened. No such meeting took place.
CARACAS, Venezuela ― As the day came to a close on Tuesday in the capital of Venezuela, a remarkable scene unfolded. Residents said they spotted a chopper circling above with a message. Government off...
There's no denying that Donald Trump is a BIG fan of calling out "fake news" -- he's even branded it as "the enemy of the American people" -- but it seems that the U.S. President has had some hanging...
'The online attacks made me feel dirty and endangered.'
Twitter, the downfall of many a poor 'expert'.
Media experts talk to HuffPost SA on what the fake-news-driven violence says about our society and what the media can do about it.
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The Chinese people have been wading through propaganda for decades.
Myself and thousands of people across the globe spend careers learning how to fool you - and I'll admit: I love it. Between us and our clients, we can and do make you believe virtually anything. Witho...
Without audiences demanding well- researched and conflict-sensitive narratives, critical reporting will be increasingly side- lined.
If you’re wondering why I have not spoken sooner, it’s because I’ve been listening and trying to understand.
Fake news is easily manufactured because of the rise in the use of social media by media practitioners and imposters find it easy to pose as the real deal.
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We're about to enter another weekend, so brace yourselves. And if you don't know why, here's a recap of the troubled Camp Trump.
Threats to the vision of an open internet including fake news must be tackled but centralised regulation must be avoided, says founder of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
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"We will be discussing how do we regulate it."
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"Fake news" — the kind of stories without even a kernel of truth, often made up by nefarious agents or cynical profiteers, appeared to play a major role in the 2016 presidential campaign. There...
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And it all seems to be focused on protecting the Guptas, President Jacob Zuma's favourite family.
We might be able to spot fake news, but beware of manipulation and propaganda.
The CCMA case for Sars' former spokesperson is proving to be incredibly revealing about the most pressing issues of the day.
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Watch HuffPost SA Editor-in-chief Verashni Pillay talk to Ferial Haffajee about fake news using our brand name.
After numerous instances of fake tweets against HuffPost SA's editor-at-large and other journalists, she's decided to fight back.
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And why that’s so dangerous.
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Pakistan's defense minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, wrote a frightening Twitter post in response to a fake news article stating that Israel would attack Pakistan with nuclear weapons. "Israeli def min...
Q: Are you a robot? A: Are you for real? Q: Let's move on. Is everything a joke to you? A: Cancer isn't funny. I wrote a story on Hillary Clinton dying of cancer after the election and showed it aroun...