MIL-Evening Report: ‘Fake news’ is already spreading online in the election campaign. What can we do to stop it?

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We’re only days into the federal election campaign and already the first instances of “fake news” have surfaced online.

Over the weekend, Labor demanded that Facebook remove posts it says are “fake news” about the party’s plans to introduce a “death tax” on inheritances. Labor also called on the Coalition to publicly disavow the misinformation campaign.

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News and Media; Social Media

Period24 Apr 2019

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  • TitleMIL-Evening Report: ‘Fake news’ is already spreading online in the election campaign. What can we do to stop it?
    Media name/outletForeign Affairs.co.nz
    CountryNew Zealand
    Date24/04/19
    PersonsMichael Jensen