A lot of people get news via social media. Online disinformation is therefore a powerful weapon for propaganda. But how can you tell whether a post is fake news?
The lynching of two young men over rumors on social media that they were child kidnappers has once again highlighted the issue of "mob justice" in India. Experts say an explosion in smartphone use is a major cause.
Having squandered solidarity in the Skripal case, the EU is fighting Russian propaganda at the same time as its experts fight among themselves about how. Chalk one up for the Kremlin? Teri Schultz reports from Brussels.
The EU's executive arm has outlined guidelines requesting social media companies to self-regulate the spread of fake news. The companies could be forced to combat the problem if they don't.
The inventor of the worldwide web has argued that some internet platforms and social media firms are becoming too powerful. Tim Berners-Lee said they were in a position to "weaponize the internet at scale."
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