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Handbook for Journalism Education and Training: UNESCO Series on Journalism Education Disinformation and misinformation are both different to (quality) journalism which complies with professional standards and ethics. At the same time they are also different to cases of weak journalism that falls short of its own promise. Problematic journalism includes, for ...

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The Donald and the Fake News Media

Tom Engelhardt President Donald Trump recently took away CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass. He told to the correspondent: “I’ll tell you what: CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN”. None of ...

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How fact-checkers are fighting coronavirus misinformation ?

Cristina Tardáguila Associate Director of the International Fact-checking Network “COVID–19 is the biggest challenge fact checkers have ever faced,” says Cristina Tardáguila, from the #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance Cristina Tardáguila is the Associate Director of the International Fact-checking Network (IFCN), a unit of the Poynter Institute created in 2015 and dedicated to ...

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Corona: Flood of Misinformation

COVID–19 has intensified concerns about misinformation. Here’s what our past research says about these issues Dr. J. Scott Brennen & Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen The production and the spread of misinformation have become major concerns for scholars, policy makers, and commentators across the world. As the outbreak unfolds, here are ...

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