Category: Lessons

Fake images are not the only concern

In English, we have this phrase “Seeing is believing.” In Chinese, we say “眼見為實(眼见为实) — To see is to believe.” On the internet, this new expression, “有圖(图)有真相 — No photo, no proof,” is also very popular in our part of the world. In fact,…

Misinformation deadly serious in Asia

In many countries in Asia, people receive hundreds of social media messages a day that include misleading claims, obscure factoids, and utterly bogus information; the consequences can be dire. Rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp in India, for example, have led to lynching and…

This video is gonna change your life!

Clickbait rules! Whether you like it or not, clickbait won’t go away from the internet because it is an age-old, proven method to appeal to our curiosity and emotion. What is a clickbait? It is a type of news headlines that are written in such…

Would you call this “fake news”?

What is the definition of “fake news”? It’s hard to decide what constitutes “fake news.” The term is a catch-all expression that encompasses everything — therefore, confusing. For instance, all of the following could be called “fake” in our daily conversation. fabricated content including…