In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), journalist and former ABC News and News Corp editor Mark Colvin said the media needs to do more to protect people from the dangers of fake news.
“We have to protect the public from the dangerous, the hoaxes, the malicious, and we have to make sure we have the tools to detect the frauds,” Colvin told ABC News.
“It is a huge problem.
It’s just a matter of time.”
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Read more Colvin was one of the authors of a book called ‘What is fake news?’ that he wrote with former ABC news and current ABC News editor-in-chief Alan Jones.
In the book, Colvin argued the media should do more.
“I believe that we should be using all the tools that we have and have to do something about this problem,” he said.
“The media should be doing more and we should have greater scrutiny of the fake news that is out there.”
And we have got to be very concerned about the way that our government works and how that works.
The report found in 2017, there were 1.5 million fake news stories on Facebook, and that’s about 0.1 per cent of the total stories. “
We are in a situation where the information that is disseminated is highly misleading,” Colvins said.
The report found in 2017, there were 1.5 million fake news stories on Facebook, and that’s about 0.1 per cent of the total stories.
In 2016, there was a total of 2.4 million fake and malicious stories on the site, but that number was almost 0.3 per cent.
Fake news is a broad term used to describe stories that do not accurately reflect the reality of a news event.
It includes news articles, photos, videos, social media posts and commentary.
There is no way to determine if a story is genuine or fake.
But if it does not accurately represent the events that happened, it is not news.
The report also found there was significant variation in how stories were reported and how they were presented online.
Some stories were highlighted by social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook more often than others.
Other stories were shared in ways that were inconsistent with the reporting and presentation of news.
According to the report, some news organisations reported false or misleading information in news articles in some cases.
For example, ABC News said it was not “responsible for the accuracy of a story” on Facebook and that it did not “own the fact that a story was false”.
“But we did know that Facebook and Twitter are often used by fake news outlets to spread hoaxes,” it said.
“We believe it is important that Facebook & Twitter maintain a safe and credible environment for news.”