The US is not alone in its fake news problem

November 15, 2017
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The way it’s been covered, you might think that Russia’s alleged attempt to manipulate last year’s US presidential election was the only time such an online propaganda campaign has ever been waged. But you’d be wrong. It turns out the use of fake news and other disinformation is fairly widespread.

Online manipulation and propaganda played an important role in elections not only in the US, but in 17 other countries around the globe in the year ending May 31, according to the lastest Freedom of the Net report from Freedom House, a nonprofit organization that promotes democracy and civil …read more

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