Whoever said ‘No Press is Bad Press’ was not born in this era of social media and fake news, clearly.
Fake news appeared to be most prevalent on Facebook, but also appears on YouTube, blogs, and Twitter, the pollsters found.
"Young people are the most affected by fake news and propaganda."
Information minister Lai Mohammed said misinformation and hate speech "threatens the peace, unity, security and corporate existence of Nigerians".
Conducted on 126,000 rumours and false news spread on twitter over a period of 11 years, the study also found out that fake news travelled faster and reached...
The package was outwardly similar in appearance to those received by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, other prominent Democratic figures and CNN in a spree...
"Many people are innocent consumers of fake news, which is why it spreads faster than real news," opines Fred Muwema.
The Facebook-owned firm said on Friday that it would test limiting the ability of users in India to forward messages.
The Malaysian parliament in April 2018 approved a law punishing the propagation of partially or totally false information with prison sentences of up to...
Trump has frequently attacked the media and its coverage of him since his days as a presidential candidate.
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