Mark Zuckerberg

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Hit Fake News Sites Where It Hurts

The problem of fake news sites and the spread of misinformation and disinformation – in the recent context of the recent presidential election in the United States, where “bogus news stories appearing online and on social media appear to have had a greater reach in the final months of the campaign than articles by authoritative, mainstream news outlets” (ST, Nov. 19) – has proliferated. And even though sites such as Facebook and Google can and should stem the dissemination of fake stories by targeting their online sources of revenue, the onus is also on individuals to be cognisant of these financial streams, to spot signs of fabricated content, and to therefore not click on or share such content. Continue reading

The Weekly Global Roundup: The International Criminal Court In The Spotlight (November 14 to November 19, 2016)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) – the eponymous inter-governmental organisation with the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes – makes the headlines this week. Weeks after three African countries (Burundi, Gambia, and South Africa) said that they would leave the ICC over perceived bias against African countries, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging for a stop to this exodus, justifying that the continent was not the role subject of international justice. In Afghanistan, an international prosecutor of the ICC said that she has reasonable basis to believe that American soldiers had committed war crimes in the country, and a full investigation may soon be underway. Continue reading