How fake news does real harm | Stephanie Busari



On April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the crime became epitomized by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls — but in Nigeria, government officials called the crime a hoax, confusing and delaying any efforts to rescue the girls. In this powerful talk, journalist Stephanie Busari points to the Chibok tragedy to explain the deadly danger of fake news and what we can do to stop it.

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  1. Did you know that fake news accounts for more than 80% of the news we see on social media? Well, the way these social media sites trick people is they throw around false statistics and claim to know what they’re talking about. I should know, I just made all that crap up…INCLUDING THE STATISTIC.

  2. I haven’t watched the media yet, but I would like to point out that the main source of “fake news” I see is from the mainstream media. Just something to think about…

  3. Lying corporate media brands their competition “Fake news”, has it turned around on them and continues to die. How fake news does real harm.

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