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?
Facebook's latest financial figures have excited analysts. But cyberactivists like Markus Beckedahl say the company must do much more to combat the spread of fake news.
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.
Millions of voters in Nigeria took their smartphones to the polling station. They have become a tool for citizen election observers. But pictures taken at the ballot can do a lot of damage.
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