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'Fake News', WhatsApp and India

Wired, How WhatsApp Fuels Fake News and Violence in India
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Iran 'disinformation' report

Reuters, Special Report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world, 30 Nov 2018
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Profile: America’s Last Line of Defense

Eli Saslow, Washington Post, ‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America, 17 Nov 2018
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WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say

Guardian, WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say, 12 Nov 2018 Read More…

Debunking Maps of Alleged “Islamic No Go Zones” in London

bellingcat, Debunking Maps of Alleged “Islamic No Go Zones” in London article by Dan Kaszeta

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'Fake News'

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Saudi and Amazon Deploy Twitter bots

albawaba, Manufacturing Consent: Saudi and Amazon Deploy Twitter Bots to Insist They Are Virtuous, 26 August 2018
opinion/analysis (with a nod to Chomsky): "The contemporary media landscape is experiencing a shift: as news is increasingly shared through and understood by social media, powerful companies and countries are exploiting loopholes to create hordes of accounts tweeting along regime and corporate lines. In so doing, manufacture an image of consent and create an air of doubt whenever a damaging report surfaces."
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