As uncannily realistic "deep fake" videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by the US President Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation — or fake news.
US President Donald Trump has called the Associated Press “fake news” over a headline it had on a story about comments Trump made on the midterm congressional elections, saying the AP headline was misleading.
Tech giants such as Facebook and Google must step up efforts to tackle the spread of fake news online in the next few months or potentially face further EU regulation, as concerns mount over election interference.
US President Donald Trump reiterates his stance towards the recent reelection of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, arguing that former President Barack Obama had similarly congratulated the Russian leader in the past.
With fake news, alternative facts and false beliefs currently damaging the social and political landscape, EU researchers are examining whether journalists can be effective as adjudicators, pointing out untruths and separating facts from fiction.
Germany on Wednesday took the European lead in cracking down against hate speech and fake news, threatening social media giants with fines of up to 50 million euros if they fail to remove offensive posts promptly.