By Ravikiran Joshi
[In Review Of]
BBC launches huge new international anti-disinformation initiative
via BBC launches huge new international anti-disinformation initiative by www.bbc.co.uk
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Seven years now, that we been firefighting fake news now a comprehensive “research based” finding comes from the BBC which dared to quantify and classify many known sources into legitimate and fake. It also deep dived into the psychology of propagation and consumption highlighting the most violent impacts of such stories in nations on bubble of socio-economic development.
As the BBC released its report very soon most across the table called it out.
Reactions turned “tricky” to “unacceptable” and even labeling BBC itself as “among the fake”. That just shows the foamy situation we are in to the mess. Opinions are getting masqueraded to move masses. Complex networks are built and platforms exploited easily in an organized way.
For the end consumer and the source, this needs to stop and the plain sane journalistic reporting be restored immediately. But what typically remains is the basic error that what needs to be identified as “fake news” and its authoritative traction over SM.
Since algorithms scan and rank sites and list the most appropriate, the user is basically offered a “choice” by web Search Engines. The logic behind isn’t questioned for an explicit disclaimer. The same when taken to FB news feed gets a hint of suspicion and things get questionable. Though they have announced to go low on news feed and grow on posts, FB is still a major news source in many nations. This is actually a wrong take by the user. And the more speed we give to a story the more it is shipping into disinformation mode under WhatsApp. This triggered FB to actually ask users to be aware, conscious of what they are doing on the media and wait -watch -and -click.
That’s asking Users to slow down.
India actually saw a full page campaign for a period. Any good? on the contrary, the muddy field organized itself more. Now slinging labels across with third party legitimacy approvals. So it follows that Users goes across such things inevitably but what tools help to sanitize the blow would be the endeavor now. HGI has often believed in Open platforms so it continued its pursuit to logically enable a group, an individual or a media org to Review the Stories and republish, albeit with a mandatory quantitative and qualitative rating of the original piece. This ranking being published too.
Another rating site??? seems simple, but a word-of-mouth takes one long in a market so a rating should also work its way up for a story. It just doesn’t enough again, if we put together the ping-back of WP, the @ of Medium / twitter this can well be a force to match the speed of news consumption by minutes.
well, raise a step, the podium is here, think before you decide on the RCT for the news industry and make news here you.