Browsing All posts tagged under »fake news«

A slippery slope to fake news

August 23, 2020

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However apparently small the publicly promoted distortion of history it makes for the start of a slippery slope in this era of widespread fake news. And it aids the growing distrust of the media.

Journalism is more than ‘just a job’

January 22, 2020

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With the explosion of fake news, courtesy of social media, accompanied by mounting attacks, verbal and physical, against journalists, it may be useful to remember what the role of journalists — not bots and trolls — should be and that ethical journalism still survives. In this context, in South Africa, it is worth remembering how journalism (the work of journalists) brought to light the whole disgusting state capture venture.

Free trade fiction & crumbs of hope

June 16, 2019

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Crumbs of hope are still being tossed to increasingly restive and increasingly unemployed working people, the latest of these being the promise of a multi-trillion dollar free trade zone apparently to the benefit of Africa's 1.22 billion population. This is yet another myth promoted to support a systemic problem.