Fake News Country Profile: Sweden

This week’s fake news profile is on Sweden. Misinformation is endemic in Sweden due to foreign state produced content and in recent years the Swedish security service have increased their efforts to stop its spread. In 2016, the Swedish security service Säkerhetspolisen (Säpo for short) published a report on Russian produced propaganda in Sweden. It …

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Fake News Country Profile: Kenya

This week’s fake news profile is on Kenya. Since their independence in 1963, Kenya has had a complex media history and recent tumultuous political events combined with wide resentment of mainstream media sources make it an interesting case study for fake news. Kenya’s first media publication, The Standard, began publishing daily in 1902 and today …

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Fake News Country Profile: Ukraine

This week’s fake news profile will be Ukraine. Following the Crimean annexation in 2014, fake news has flourished in Ukraine and it was in Ukraine that the term ‘fake news’ first started to gain traction. Similarly, Ukraine is still arguably the country most affected by fake news. NPR's Gregory Warner talks about Russia "testing fake …

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Fake News Country Profile: Italy

After the success of Lega Nord and Movimento 5 Stelle in Italy’s recent elections, this week’s fake news profile will be on Italy. Fake news thrives in countries experiencing political upheaval and Italy’s recent political events make it a perfect breeding ground for fake news. As with the US, fake news has always existed in …

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Fake News Country Profiles: Fake News and The Philippines

I’ve decided over the next few months to do profiles of fake news in different countries every few weeks, so today I’m starting with fake news and the Philippines, and looking at how fake news pervades not only the Filipino media but also its government and current administration. As with Trump in the US, fake …

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