Disinformation 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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Disinformation 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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Disinformation Country Profile: India

This week's Fake News profile is on India. India's fake news problems mostly affect public rather than political life, making it an interesting case study and in April, India made headlines for banning fake news and then making a U-turn the day after due to wide backlash. On April 2nd this year, India’s Ministry of …

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Disinformation 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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Disinformation 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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