Every day, countless pictures are poured onto the internet. The user has no way to know where they came from or if they’ve been digitally altered. How can we tell if a photo is a genuine?
German satirical magazine "Titanic" managed to trick German tabloid "Bild" into publishing what it considered to be a major political scandal. Now, the hoax has given away to a larger debate on media ethics.
Fake news in India is a rising problem. The practice of using social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp to disseminate false information is ushering in a dangerous trend. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
Countless reports about criminal refugees circulate on the internet. Most are simply made up, but they are not without purpose. A number of digital initiatives are attempting to counter the false reports.
Facebook's plan to debunk hoax stories with the help of fact checking websites is an approach a German project has been taking since February. DW talked to its founder about the allure of online rumors.
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