Unsubstantiated reports, often deemed fake news, have proliferated on social media platforms. They purport to offer scoops not covered, or allegedly covered up, by traditional media outlets.
Since the US presidential elections, media attention has shifted to the growing phenomenon of fake news, given its role in propelling Donald Trump to victory. From Hillary Clinton funding the "Islamic State" to "pizzagate," fake news has serious implications for the future of democratic societies. DW's coverage of fake news is collated below.
At a time when formerly respectable news outlets are being accused of spreading fake news and many young people are professing to getting their news via social media - satire seems to have made a comeback. In Kenya and Zimbabwe, satirists are also casting a critical eye on their governments and their countries. Sella Oneko caught up with some of the continent's most prominent comedians in Nairobi.
US President Donald Trump says he had an "absolute right" to share intelligence with Russia. However, Moscow-based media contradict reports that Trump revealed classified information to Kremlin emissaries at all.
All round the globe people will be taking to the streets to join the 'March for Climate'. The protest marks 100 days of the Trump administration. The new President has already made good on his campaign threats to remove environmental protection. As German climate economist Claudia Kemfert says, there is a real danger that these moves could jeopardize the global transition to renewables.