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Fake News, Like Dud Banknotes, Threatens Society

Internet platforms that distribute unequivocally both solid and fake news, gain credibility with solid news and make money with fake news, driving away resources necessary to produce solid news. Yet, solid news is necessary ground for sound decisions and opinions contributing to choices of government.

Read Here | Asia Times

China And India Declare Ladakh Victory – On Traditional And Social Media

Given that the banks of the Pangong Lake mark only two of several areas of friction in the current standoff … both China and India’s state-sanctioned media offensives could very well scuttle future progress on comprehensively ending the standoff, either by letting public opinion get in its way or by inadvertently signalling to the other side that negotiating concessions are tactical at best, or are not in good faith, at worse.

Read Here | The Diplomat

How To Defeat Disinformation

After four fractious years of politicisation and polarisation, however, it will take more than official pledges to address the degradation of public discourse… The next administration will do better in this fight only if it pushes for new governmental structures and legislation. 

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

Coronavirus Is Killing The World’s Last Great Newspaper Industry

For the past decade, India’s newspaper industry has stood out as a rare beacon of hope for the print media, which has seen sharp declines in readership in the West. According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS), the overall readership of newspapers had grown from 407 million readers in 2017 to 425 million readers at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Now, the coronavirus is threatening to do what the Great Recession of 2008 couldn’t: deal a crippling blow to the industry.

Read Here – OZY

Tit-For-Tat Media Spat Sharp Indication Of Deteriorating US-China Ties

China’s decision to take reciprocal measures against several US media outlets in the country shows that China-US relations are deteriorating rapidly, and tilting into a new Cold War that the US started. The current situation, which stems from the long-term ideological conflicts between the two countries, urged the US side to correct its wrongdoings in suppressing China. Otherwise, a sharp escalation in souring relations is in sight, said analysts.

Read Here – Global Times

China Is Waging A Silent Media War For Global Influence

Beijing is expanding its ability to influence societies around the world through its exercise of soft power. This is best exemplified by its Belt and Road Initiative, but there is another, more stealthy effort occurring along-side it that has potentially profound implications for Chinese foreign policy—Beijing’s growing influence in the Western press. China’s state-run media companies are expanding their integration with Western news outlets and having some surprisingly significant impacts.

Read Here – The National Interest

Misinformation Is Endangering India’s Election

Indian voters standing in a queue to cast their votes during the 1st Phase of General Elections-2019, at Gaya, in Bihar on April 11, 2019. Photo/PIB

India is facing information wars of an unprecedented nature and scale. Indians are bombarded with fake news and divisive propaganda on a near-constant basis from a wide range of sources, from television news to global platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. But unlike in the United States, where the focus has been on foreign-backed misinformation campaigns shaping elections and public discourse, the fake news circulating here isn’t manufactured abroad.

Read Here – The Atlantic

China’s Media Companies Are Failing At Home, Failing Abroad And Failing Xi Jinping

China is spending billions in an effort to tell its stories to the world. But the official media’s poor coverage of an explosion at a chemical plant in Jiangsu exposes just how clueless its propaganda officials really are.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

 

India And Pakistan Are Already At War On Truth

The confrontation could spiral out of control quickly. But fortunately, apart from a wounded Indian pilot and a Pakistani villager hit by falling rubble, the only confirmed casualty so far seems to be truth. Right now, the more extensive and damaging war in South Asia is the multi-pronged assault on reality by the warriors of Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and hyper-nationalist news channels as well as mendacious governments.

Read Here – Bloomberg Views

The Real Problem With The Saudi’s ‘Davos In The Desert’

It was always hard to see why a semi-medieval Middle Eastern autocracy reliant on a single fossil fuel was the best place to discuss any of those issues. And it is just as hard to believe the world will be worse off for not hearing what the IMF’s Christine Lagarde or J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon think about them.

Read Here – The Spectator

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