Fake news

FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing a protective suit enters a hall during his visit to the hospital for coronavirus patients in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia. Russian authorities declared a war on "fake news" related to the new coronavirus. The crusade was triggered by what looked like a real disinformation campaign, but as the outbreak in Russia picked up speed and criticism of the Kremlin's "it is under control" stance mounted, the authorities cracked down on social media users doubting the official numbers and news outlets questioning the government's response to the epidemic. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
April 01, 2020 - 1:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country from the coronavirus. Solovei told radio station Echo Moskvy at least 1,600 people might have...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 photo Jo Goode, city hall reporter for The Herald News of Fall River, Mass., stands for a photo, in Fall River. Goode, who had reported extensively on the Fall River mayor's indictment on federal extortion charges, didn't expect that in 2018 the mayor would create an anonymous website, with her name as the address, featuring an endless loop of a video clip of President Donald Trump saying "You are fake news!" (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 15, 2020 - 2:48 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When a Republican running for Congress in the Chicago suburbs tweeted that her Democratic opponent's town hall events were invite-only, they debunked it. When Illinois' Democratic governor said a pension change would save the state as much as $25 billion, they rated that...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo, shows the logo for social media giant Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook said Monday Jan. 6, 2020 that it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 07, 2020 - 1:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes. The social network said late Monday that it's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Craig Newmark attend the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit red carpet at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. A nonprofit that combats disinformation campaigns says it hopes to reach thousands of U.S. journalists for training in the next few months with the help of a $1.5 million donation from Craigslist founder Newmark. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
October 24, 2019 - 3:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit that tries to stop disinformation campaigns in the media says it hopes a donation by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark can help train thousands of journalists. Newmark's $1.5 million donation to the nonprofit group First Draft was announced Thursday. First Draft's Claire...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, file photo, a man browses through the Twitter account of Alt News, a fact-checking website. A new survey says half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
June 05, 2019 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. A majority also believe journalists have the responsibility for fixing it. Differences in political affiliation are a major factor in how people...
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May 02, 2019 - 3:12 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A rising tide of fake news and disinformation is dominating World Press Freedom Day discussions taking place this week in Ethiopia, which is hosting the main event after freeing jailed journalists as part of sweeping reforms. As the world prepares to mark the day on...
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April 23, 2019 - 7:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is praising Facebook, Google and Twitter for tackling disinformation while urging the social media giants to do more in clamping down on fake accounts. Under an EU code of conduct, the three companies report routinely on their efforts to stop election interference...
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Marine One with President Donald Trump aboard, departs the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. President Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-lago estate to spend the Easter weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 20, 2019 - 4:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news," but it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special counsel isn't buying it. While there are a few exceptions, Mueller's investigation repeatedly supports news reporting that was done on...
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In this Monday, April 8, 2019, photo, a customer watches election campaign advertisements on his mobile phone outside a shop in New Delhi, India. From manipulated pictures being picked up by mainstream news media, to misrepresented quotes sparking communal division, false news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels in the run-up to the Indian general elections (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
April 10, 2019 - 4:44 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi shop owner Ram Shankar Rai spends at least two hours a day going through political news and videos shared with him on social media. Rai looked intently at a flurry of videos and photos on WhatsApp about an Indian airstrike in Pakistan, including pictures labeled as...
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India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters attend an election campaign rally in Hyderabad, India, Monday, April 1, 2019. India's general elections will be held in seven phases starting April 11. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
April 02, 2019 - 7:58 pm
BHIMTAL, India (AP) — When India's Election Commission announced last month that its code of conduct would have to be followed by social media companies as well as political parties, some analysts scoffed, saying it lacked the capacity and speed required to check the spread of fake news ahead of a...
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