Episode 12: weaponisation of “fake news”


Dr. Courtney Radsh –  Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Jason Pielemeier – Policy Director, Global Network Initiative (GNI)


We discuss the weaponisation of “fake news” by governments from a local and global perspective. Targeted harassment and discrediting by using the “fake news” label. Discarding “fake news” and distinguishing between disinformation and misinformation.

The role of internet platforms, cases against journalists, and legislative measures in Brazil, and the EU in particular, also discussed.

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