Fake news may set your blood boiling and threaten the very future of democratic debate, but the best thing you can do is keeping scrolling say a University of Westminster professor.
Interesting items from the news content industry
The Atlantic has retracted a story about competitive niche sports, two weeks after publication in its November 2020 magazine, by replacing the original story with an over 900-word retraction notice and apology from the editor.
Fake news and conspiracy peddler revealed to use more than 200 aggregator sites to push fabrications
Another network of fake news and conspiracy pushers has been outed by a service aimed at protecting internet users, NewsGuard.
Facebook is often considered a leading purveyor of fake news, but a small-scale study in the US shows that this is unlikely to show up in the top 10 of a person’s feed.
The defeated President of the United States of America plans to start a right-wing media service to challenge the Murdoch-owned Fox News according to news reports.
A report release in November by the European research project, Media for Democracy Monitor, says the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted investigative journalism.
It’s International Access to Information Day but a European Convention on Access to Official Documents has garnered only 10 ratifications