Study: Sifting Truth from Lies in the Age of Fake News

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Study: Sifting Truth from Lies in the Age of Fake News

Sifting Truth from Lies in the Age of Fake NewsNews media is under attack from all directions in today’s world. A very specific phenomenon has manifested in this epoch that is haunting journalism worldwide like a spectre. It’s called ‘fake news’.

The term ‘fake news’ is used to refer to the spread of disinformation with an intent to deceive or used as an accusation to attack and discredit mainstream media or political opponents.

This study aimed to understand the two-pronged nature of this information disorder in the context of Pakistan.

Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) has just released a new study attempting to identify topics that are more susceptible to fake news, and common methods of dissemination. It also examines the extent of fact-checking practiced in Pakistan’s newsrooms and how often do journalists believe fake news to be true.

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