Browsing the "False Information" Tag

The Role Of Social Media In The South Sudan Crisis

November 19th, 2014 | by EJC

A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study


#Balkanfloods Online: The Impact Of Social Media On Recent Reporting

September 16th, 2014 | by EJC

The recent flooding in Serbia and Bosnia indicated the failure of traditional media to adequately respond to the disaster through their coverage. Local media covered the events, but it was clear that television channels failed to get up-to-date information. Lana Pasic shows how social media filled these information voids


Hard Evidence: How Does False Information Spread Online?

April 29th, 2014 | by EJC

At the recent World Economic Forum, members raised concerns over the spread of misinformation online. Farida Vis, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media, looks at online communication channels and explains how false information propagates


Public Interest Vs Private Lives: When Is It Okay To Disclose Victim Information?

November 15th, 2013 | by EJC

All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.



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