Five arrests made in Italian media sting – Italy’s national broadcaster ANSA

5 people have been arrested in Italy in connection with a fake newspaper sting operation.The newspaper has been accused of promoting the fake news and distributing images of police and military.A police raid on the newspaper’s offices in Milan has led to the arrests of two people.Italian media said it had received anonymous complaints from two journalists that a newspaper […]

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Why The Washington Post has busted all the mugshots

busted newspaper photojournalist Mike Baca, who’s been documenting police misconduct for the Washington Post, has been arrested for trespassing and obstructing an officer.Baca was arrested Saturday after a confrontation with a woman he was trying to film for a story on Washington D.C.’s notorious Metropolitan Police Department.Police say he was interfering with the arrest of an armed robbery suspect.According to […]

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How to spot fake news in the mainstream media

AUSTRALIA’S major newspapers and broadcasters are reporting an increase in the number of fake news stories on their websites.The latest issue of The Australian Financial Journal contains a list of stories which were “faked” on major Australian publications.It is not clear how many stories have been fabricated but the list does include the likes of the ABC, The Age, The […]

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