Relaciones Internacionales – Comunicación Internacional

Fake news: from Trump to the last dictator

| 0 Comentarios

via @Guardian

Since taking office Donald Trump has popularized the term fake news, using it to criticize unfavorable news in mainstream media, media organizations and on one occasion, even an individual person.

But since Trump brought it to public attention the term has also been borrowed by leaders of countries around the world – particularly those in charge of authoritarian regimes.

Although Trump has claimed he invented the phrase fake news, and boasted that it was “one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with”, the term existed before the president, when it was used to describe deliberately misleading and in some cases completely fabricated news stories.

But by co-opting “fake news” to describe any form of negative media coverage, Trump has helped countries from Venezuela to Syria to Myanmar explain away atrocities and human rights abuses. Here are some examples.

…MORE

Early steps to trace and block the trolls who spread fake news

Fake news is bad. But fake history is even worse

Russia inquiry examines flow of fake news

Trump’s deputy national security adviser gave him fake climate news

Russia rejects claims of links to Donald Trump’s campaign as ‘fake news’

Deja un comentario

Campos requeridos marcados con *.


Este sitio usa Akismet para reducir el spam. Aprende cómo se procesan los datos de tus comentarios.