When you can’t trust a liar is lying – whom can you trust?

When you can’t trust a liar is lying – whom can you trust?

By EU vs Disinfo News Front has always been a reliable source of disinformation. The site, operated from illegally annexed Crimea, is ambitiously publishing lies in eight languages. The site has been praising Hitler, it has claimed that Britain is becoming Islamic and hinted that the yellow vests movement in France is a US project to get rid of Macron. For years, we have counted on News Front to tell lies, nothing but lies

Maybe you know that article is satire, but a lot of people can’t tell the difference

By R. Kelly Garrett, Robert Bond, and Shannon Poulsen, NiemanLab Labeling satire as such may seem to take the sting out of the joke. But it’s also the most effective way we know of to prevent people from taking satirical content as fact — something surprisingly common. In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news site with a

One potential route to flagging fake news at scale: Linguistic analysis

By Fatemeh Torabi Asr, for The Conversation Have you ever read something online and shared it among your networks, only to find out it was false? As a software engineer and computational linguist who spends most of her work and even leisure hours in front of a computer screen, I am concerned about what I read online. In the age of social media, many of us consume unreliable news sources.

Fake: Poland Wants To Increase Its EU Influence Because of Old Scores With Germany

Poland has agreed to the deployment of additional US troops on its territory because of “old historic scores” with Germany, Russian pro-Kremlin media announced last week. Looking to increase its influence in Eastern Europe Warsaw is resorting to fairy tales about Russian aggression that even Poles do not believe RT  declared, while RIA Novosti accused Poland of “indulging its American masters’ whims”, intensifying military threats in Europe and of course,

Fake: Americans violate INF treaty

Treaty on Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) speaks about total liquidation of intermediate-range nuclear missiles. It was sign on 8th December 1987 in Washington between US and USSR and aimed to completely liquidate IRMB and MRBM of both sides. The treaty also prohibits its production, storage and use. “The missiles included in the treaty were defined as those with the range between 500 and 5500 km”, says Kamil Basaj from Info

The Alphabet book of pro-Kremlin disinformation (Part IV: S – Z)

By EU vs Disinfo The Claims The Facts S   Salisbury The Spire of the Salisbury Cathedral is 123 m high. It is best viewed in snowy weather in March. See “Tourism”. EU Member States have expressed solidarity with the British government on its actions, following the Skripal Case. All member states have accepted the findings of the Metropolitan police investigation, binding two officers of the Russian military intelligence to

Kremlin using archaeologists in Karelia to undermine truth and whitewash Stalin’s reputation

Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia Moscow has deployed archaeologists at Sandarmokh, the site in Karelia where more than 10,000 of Stalin’s victims were buried, in a transparent effort to rewrite history a la Katyn by suggesting that those buried there were killed by the Finns during the Winter War rather than by the Soviet dictatorship throughout its history. Sandarmokh attracted attention beginning in the 1990s thanks to the heroic efforts

Two decades on, Russian state media omits facts about the Kursk submarine disaster

By Polygraph RIA Novosti Russian state news agency “On August 15, Norway offered help in the rescue operation. The offer was accepted by the Ministry of Defense.” Source: RIA Novosti, August 12, 2019 Misleading Several nations, including the U.K., the Netherlands, and the U.S., offered immediate help, but Russia refused In a feature article headlined “The Death of the Nuclear Submarine Kursk,” the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti chronicled

Finally, Instagram is getting fact-checked (in a limited way and just in the U.S., for now)

“The potential to prevent harm is high here, particularly with the widespread existence of health misinformation on the platform.” By Laura Hazard Owen, for NiemanLab Facebook is expanding the third-party fact-checking program that it launched on its own platform in 2016 to Instagram — something that many who watch the space have advocated for awhile. Facebook has owned Instagram for seven years; this is an expansion of a trial that

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