Even when headlines are false millions of people will click on them. Fake news is big business. It drives web traffic and spreads panic on stock markets. How is it changing the way we see the world?
The term "Fake News” has been around for a while. 80 years ago, Americans experienced a Fake News event that has an indelible place in 20th century legend.
In an interview with DW, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa said that President Rodrigo Duterte's administration is targeting both her and Rappler news for criticizing the government and exposing the war on drugs.
Internet freedom remains on the decline worldwide, a report by US-based think tank Freedom House shows. DW's Chrispin Mwakideu spoke to Freedom on the Net 2018 Program Manager Mai Truong about the findings.
In Brazil, a withdrawal from democracy is imminent. Fake news has triggered hatred and politically motivated violence. No matter who wins the runoff, the country won't be able to settle down, writes Astrid Prange.
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