Fake News

Fake News Writer Who Claimed Responsibility For Trump's Presidency Found Dead

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK

A writer known for promoting fake news during the 2016 US presidential elections has been found dead. Paul Horner, who claimed he was responsible for ...

Tackling Fake News: Do Kids Have The Critical Literacy Skills They Need to Survive And Thrive In A Digital World?

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Douglas

Today's children and young people have grown up in a world that revolves around digital technology. Whether children read books on a tablet, play games on a console, use apps on their phone or do their homework on a computer - technology is entrenched in every part of their lives.

Fighting Fake Fitness News

Michael Betts | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Betts

Fake news has certainly been a topic of much conversation of late. However, fake news is really nothing new. In the fitness industry, some people have been using "fake news" to promote the alleged benefits of their products and/or services for years. Ask anyone and they're sure to be able to name a few wild and crazy fitness fads from years past. Having been in fitness for over 30 years, I've seen more than my fair share.

Scientists Find That If You 'Trust Your Gut' You're More Likely To Believe Fake News

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers from Ohio State University have found that people who tend to rely on their ‘gut feelings’ are more likely to believe fake news. The s...

You Can Now Dress Up As Sexy Fake News For Halloween

The Huffington Post | Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Style

You know you’re in 2017, living that ‘woke’ life, when you realise there’s a fake news Halloween costume. Yandy.com, a US-based underwear bra...

The Fourth Estate Needs To Step Up To Prevent Governments Spreading Fake News

Natalie Bennett | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This isn't good enough. The Fourth Estate is crucial in a democracy. We need one that works. It could start by refusing the return to sources that have demonstrably provided fake news. Although that might create a problem in finding government sources.

Fake News In Small Towns

A.L. Gaylin | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
A.L. Gaylin

Though the hit-and-run took place a few years ago, I am still haunted by the thought of both boys, of their mothers trying to learn the real truth, even as their children were transformed into characters in an ongoing gossip-fuelled narrative, their humanity disappearing as their bleak shared story took on a life of its own.

How Can The UK Media Win Back Consumer Trust?

Jon Cornwell | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Jon Cornwell

It won't be solved by sweeping statements, or by picking a fight with political leaders. Instead it will be solved one step at a time and the first step has to be involving the public - asking where their frustrations are and what they'd like to see more of in reporting.

It's Time For A Media Food Pyramid

Roger Smith | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK
Roger Smith

Is this the ideal Media Food Pyramid? Is there a scientific formula for a healthier diet for our brains? Where are the experts who can develop a defensible model? Addressing the growing trend to dine entirely on entertainment and social media is as important as addressing the physical eating habits of a nation.

So What We Learned From Sun Tzu Holds True In The 21st Century: All Warfare Is Based On Deception

Lord Darzi | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Darzi

As Qatar seeks to transform itself from an oil-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, these gains - for the region and the world - are under threat. It would be a scandal if they were squandered over a fabricated news story based on fabricated quotes planted by state-sponsored hackers.

The Deadly Danger Of Fake News And How Ordinary Citizens Can Combat It

Jyoti Agrawal | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jyoti Agrawal

Consuming digital content may be great for gathering information faster, but it does not promote deep, analytical thinking. In other words, we can be piling up mostly junk information while browsing content materials on our social accounts.

Wrestling With The Truth - Trump And The Power Of Performance Politics

Philip Seargeant | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Politics
Philip Seargeant

The way that professional wrestling enacts a complex relationship between the fake and the real, the importance it puts on spectacle - all this is a perfect analogy for Trump's politics. And with this clip Trump himself appeared to be embracing this idea in the most explicit way he's done to date.

Can Wikitribune Solve The 'Fake News' Epidemic? Helping Media Organisations Regain Audience Trust

Chris Lawrence | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Chris Lawrence

Was Napoleon short? Did a World War Two bomber land on the moon? Whether deliberate propaganda or innocent fun, 'fake news' has been around for some t...

More Than Half Of Voters Have Struggled To Spot Election Campaign Fake News, Research Reveals

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics

More than half of voters have struggled to tell the difference between real and fake news during the election campaign, a survey has revealed. Pollst...

Six Ways Viral Listicles Will Doom Journalism And All Humanity

Alex Sinclair Lack | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Alex Sinclair Lack

Questions are worth asking when articles are being written with the main intention of maximizing shares. Journalism must evolve with the times, but if we are to reach the post-post-truth era, it must do so responsibly and not let its standards fall in the process.

Hillary Rodham Clinton On Fake News And Misogyny

Philip Ellis | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Philip Ellis

"I'm not going anywhere," she says. "I have a big stake in what happens in this country. I'm unbowed and unbroken about what happened. I don't want it to happen to anyone else, or to happen to the values or institutions I care about... We're at a very pivotal point, so I'm going to keep writing, and talking, and supporting the people who are on the front lines of the resistance."

How Byline Festival Plans To Fight Back Against Fake News

Peter Jukes | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK
Peter Jukes

With the hollowing out and decline of traditional news outlets, and weaponised misinformation and fake news causing havoc during the Brexit referendum and election of Donald Trump, every citizen will have to step up to fight the post truth authoritarian world in which will to power and propaganda trumps informed debate and evidence. We can't all become citizen journalists, but we're all going to have to become citizen editors and community fact checkers.

The Fight Against Radicalisation Is Now An Online Battlefield

Claire Stead | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Young people - who are both most exposed to the online world and the most vulnerable - need to be protected and shielded better than anyone. This education, between what is right and just and true, begins at home and in the school.

Fake It Till You Make It - Facebook's Attempts To Tackle Fake News

Claire Woodcock | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Woodcock

Fake news. The phrase gets flung around so much. Simply put, fake news is a story which is factually incorrect. The vast majority of fake news is found on social media sites; actual media outlets in the UK voluntarily regulate themselves. Even if they didn't, it's much easier to bring a legal case against a person or company rather than a faceless social media account.

Should Tech Companies Police The Internet?

Ran Berger | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ran Berger

The German government has gone as far as announcing that fines of up to €50m will be imposed on social networks that fail to delete hate speech or fake news, expressing concerns that illegal content was not being taken down quickly enough.

Why We Need Quality Citizen Journalism More Than Ever

Adam Manuel | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Adam Manuel

The advent of smart phones has given power to the people. The presence, speed and accessibility allows the everyday citizen to report and break news to a global audience faster than traditional journalists, and much faster than news reporters. This has resulted in a society that's more politically active than ever before (and that's a good thing.)

Fake News: Confessions Of A Professional Faker

Brian Drewes | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech
Brian Drewes

So, take some advice from an avid faker of images: learn to distrust your most basic sense because it will be used against you. If it's unbelievable, it might just be, even if you've seen it with your own eyes.

Fake News: How My Fictional Coffee Shop Fooled The World

Patric Morgan | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Patric Morgan

You see, the rise of so-called 'fake news' isn't something new. People have been doing it for years. And even though my story is fake, it doesn't set out to deliberately deceive people. However, the amount of emails I get every week (usually from the US) asking where the shop is located is ridiculous.

Fake News?

Clive Norman | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics
Clive Norman

Politicians are becoming increasingly apoplectic in their efforts to convince the general populous that they are the safe pair of hands. That they are...

We Are Being Manipulated - And We Love It

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

If you are constantly being exposed to the same kind of stories through your social media feeds and you find that agree with the basic message, you co...