Years active: 2020-present
Disinformation, fake news and propaganda are emerging as among the most powerful threats of the modern age. Facilitated by new forms of media and spread by governments and non-state actors alike, these potent tools have far-reaching consequences for human rights and media freedoms around the world.
IWPR’s global networks of reporters, activists and rights defenders are working to document, expose and build resilience to this growing danger.
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With little oversight, toxic disinformation and threats thrive on the encrypted platform.
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Politicians exploit low media literacy to manipulate public opinion.
Media literacy seminars in more remote parts of the country highlight danger of fake news.
Programme provides emergency response to fighting fake news surrounding the Ukraine conflict.
Regime uses accusations of extremism to silence dissenting voices – and intimidate news consumers.
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