misinformation Tag

Fake news

These days, fake news has cracked open the trust that one places in a society or a community. It is inevitable to completely take out the roots of the spread of misinformation. In times of social media and internet facilities, people are easily ‘catfished’ and driven by the spread of fake news, rumour, gossips, etc. The surge of fake news is higher in case of...

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Misinformation, hoaxes, fib, propaganda, and pseudo-events have long been in existence. Whether we talk of radio, television, newspaper, internet, social media, or word of mouth, nothing can be trusted in all aspects. The fake news worm hasn’t left any media unaffected from its malaise effects. It may be deliberate misinformation; a “clickbait” or a satire. Multitudes of hoax stories related to coronavirus are promulgating around,...

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From the time of the invention of social media, it affected different aspects of life, be it social or personal. It has also changed the contemporary scene of politics as stating one's personal opinion and expressing a particular viewpoint has not been as easy as the earlier times when there was no access to social sites and an easily reachable audience. For instance, Facebook still...

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From the time of the invention of social media, it affected different aspects of life, be it social or personal. It has also changed the contemporary scene of politics as stating one's personal opinion and expressing a particular viewpoint has not been as easy as the earlier times when there was no access to social sites and an easily reachable audience. For instance, Facebook still...

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COVID-19 travel guide

A global epidemic of misinformation is proliferating and the fear induced by this has created pandemonium all around. The rapid spread of deceptive information through social media and other platforms is creating serious problems for public health. The fear of falling prey to Covid-19 is even more contagious than the disease itself. Constant stress impedes productive activities and can lead to severe problems such as...

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misinformation

Northeastern University, along with Harvard University collaborated to put together a conference on the hot yet serious topic of fake news. Many people, including social media gurus to political scientists, attended the convention held in Harvard’s law school. David Lazer, a renowned professor of Political Science at the Northeastern, along with Harvard professor Matthew Baum organised the entire conference.   “A well-functioning democracy requires a healthy ecosystem...

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