The use of eyewitness video sourced from social media is crucial for the modern news organisation. However, before using any video sourced from the internet, news organisations and journalists must place emphasis on verifying this content. This applies equally to all content that a journalist wants to use in their reporting – from videos of…
من يتحمّل مسؤولية أخبار كورونا المغلوطة في لبنان؟
غياب التنظيم الإعلامي للتعامل مع كورونا ساهم في تعزيز انتشار الأخبار غير الصحيحة المتعلقة بالفيروس، لا بل ساهم في استغلال الأمر للتصويب السياسي بدلاً من العمل على توحيد الجهود.
A gargantuan anti-vax movement killing Muslim countries with Fake News
It is no secret that internet users have been tackling the problem of the anti-vaccination crowd in the United States, with a lot of articles and memes, to prevent the come back of dangerous diseases spread by the blind trust of fake news. Nonetheless, the fight against the alleged link between autism and vaccines, that…
In Lebanon, A popularity contest between politicians over a fake facebook page
On the evening of thursday 5th October, The municipal council of Tripoli, north of Lebanon, voted to change the name of one of its most famous and used roundabout on the northern part of the city. Nonetheless, a fake facebook post has caused several politicians to start a quarrel, to reflect each one popularity…
Should we put people in jail for spreading false news on Whatsapp?
While people tend to watch the news on television stations, the interest of instant alert has moved out of official news application and migrated into — individually made — Whatsapp groups, thus falling into lack of real journalism and a pit full of false news.