There’s a Worrying Rise in Journalists Being Arrested for ‘Fake News’ Around the World

As 2019 draws to a close, there are 30 journalists in jail worldwide on charges of “false news”—or, as it’s also called these days, “fake news.”

It has now become commonplace to throw around fake-news accusations in the United States. But in other countries around the world—like Egypt, Turkey, Somalia and Cameroon—such charges can have very chilling and stifling impacts on the press…

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One thought on “There’s a Worrying Rise in Journalists Being Arrested for ‘Fake News’ Around the World

  • December 13, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    This is a no-brainer. Stop writing fake news (meaning you don’t check, you don’t resource, and you masquerade opinion for news.

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