An investigation by Citizen Labs has revealed that a group dubbed Endless Mayfly has been impersonating major media sites, using fake Twitter accounts to spread false articles and targeting journalists with fake stories.
Sri Lankan police wrongly identified Brown University student Amara Majeed as a suspect in the Sri Lanka church bombings.
There is no doubt that fake news is a growing area of concern. But legislation against fake news can also impede freedom of expression.
Concerned about fake news? Let's be thankful that in this country, freedom of speech and particularly freedom of the press still exist.
“Fake news” is simply a recent name for deception and propaganda. While the term propaganda is often associated with Orwellian images of big government, we now live in an age where we don’t have to worry about just one big brother.
Fake news: sources are now increasingly inaccurate, biased, agenda-laced and politically motivated. Here is a guide to mapping the real Intel news.