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Fake News: Defining and Defeating

Fake News: Defining and Defeating

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it is more important than ever to define what “fake news” actually is, and what it is not... BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan has identified three sorts ... Huffington Post blogger ... five sorts... First Draft and ... Shorenstein Center... seven sorts...
@DFRLab... fake news is “deliberately presenting false information as news.”... disinformation... “deliberately spreading false information;” fake news is thus a subset of disinformation. ... misinformation... the unintentional spreading of false expose and explain...: Proof that the claims made are false... that the falsehood was deliberate...
A number of online platforms provide primers on how to expose factual inaccuracies...Proving deliberate falsehood is more difficult... once we identify factual errors, we ask...:
1. Was the error corrected in a reasonable time frame?
2. If not, is there any proof that the author knew it was an error?
3. If not, could the mistake have been avoided by conducting basic research?
4. Is this a consistent pattern of behavior by the author?....

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