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Let's Unravel Fake News and Disinformation!

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ๐— ๐—˜๐—–'๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€!

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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป? Well - it's exactly what it says on the tin: fake news designed to convincingly misrepresent or distort factual matters often for a desired political objective. Too technical? Just think of Putin's Russia.

๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?ย Again, think of Putin's Russia... More seriously, disinformation can come in many forms, from face-to-face to online to bot farms in Siberia. If unaddressed, these methods can pollute our politics with lies.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ๐— ๐—˜๐—– ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜?ย Stay tuned; throughout the next series of tweets, we will promote the importance of staying alert about online misinformation along with valuable tips on identifying false claims/disinformation efforts.

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