Nieman Foundation at Harvard
People are using Facebook and Instagram as search engines. During a pandemic, that’s dangerous.
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International Press Institute / Javier Luque / Jul 31
Its proposed bill “explicitly forbids the verification of any statement on ‘social media, blogs, generic websites, print, online outlets and broadcasters’ unless the media organization publicly states its affiliation, if any, to a political party, government or ideology. The bill also prohibits the fact-checking of ‘opinions’ and includes a provision by which fact-checkers can be held legally liable for labelling them as ‘fake news.'”
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