TED 2018: Ukrainian journalist fights fake news

TED 2018: Ukrainian journalist fights fake news
 

A powerful talk about the need to do more to counter fake news has opened the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) 2018 conference in Vancouver.
Journalist Olga Yurkova described a false story in which the Ukrainian army had supposedly "crucified" a three-year-old child.
The story, reported by Russian state media, came from a woman claiming to be a refugee.
"The only problem was that the story was not true," explained Ms Yurkova.
That - and stories like it - led her to co-found StopFake, a fact-checking website set up to counter Russian propaganda in Ukraine.
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11 April 2018 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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