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Training journalists in the era of fake news

Paris, France | AFP |  As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation — or fake news. Experts discussed how to train tomorrow’s reporters for these new challenges at the World Journalism Education …

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Fake health news

  Fake health news: How it can lead you to make dangerous decisions Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Fake health news can do real harm. Here’s how to spot the difference between false stories and verified information. Sleeping with raw, sliced onions in your socks can release toxins from your …

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Nigeria media unites against ‘fake news’ and ‘a million Trumps’

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | At least 15 Nigerian news organisations joined forces Wednesday to fight misinformation ahead of February’s elections in a collaborative first as the country’s main political parties trade accusations of fabrication and exaggeration. The CrossCheck Nigeria project aims to get normally competing newsrooms to work together …

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Trump gives `fake news’ awards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Donald Trump is handing out highly anticipated “Fake News Awards”. “The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17,” Trump, a former reality TV star, wrote …

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Rattled by ‘fake news’, Nordic press dumps April Fools

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Swedish and Norwegian newspapers on Friday said they would refrain from the tradition of publishing April Fools’ Day jokes this year over fears that it might spread “fake news”. Magnus Karlsson, editor-in-chief at the daily Smalandsposten said on its website that he doesn’t want the newspaper’s …

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COMMENT: How fake news wins

Sharing skills in avoiding emotional manipulation, detecting paid content, hate speech, fake videos, photos By: Aleksander Dardeli In response to the wave of fake news that inundated the recent presidential election campaign in the United States, much attention has been devoted to those who produce or spread those stories. The …

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Facebook lets users click to report fake news

Washington, United States | AFP |  Facebook announced Thursday it was offering a tool allowing users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation which some claim influenced the 2016 US election. “We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters …

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Clinton warns of danger of fake news ‘epidemic’

Washington, United States | AFP |  Hillary Clinton issued a stern warning Thursday against the proliferation of fake news, branding it an epidemic with “real world consequences” that must be addressed in order to protect the nation’s democracy. The Democrat Clinton lost last month’s presidential election to Republican Donald Trump …

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