Category Archives: Fake News

A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories – The New York Times

“STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions … Continue reading

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Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation – The New York Times

“HELSINKI, Finland — Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often … Continue reading

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The Massacre That Wasn’t and a Turning Point for ‘Fake News’ – The New York Times

“There were so many instant internet spoofs making fun of Kellyanne Conway’s now-famous “Bowling Green Massacre” that it’s hard to pick a favorite. Gun to my head, I’d say mine was the Twitter meme that showed a brass plaque dedicated … Continue reading

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