Tag: misinformation

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…

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…