After Fox News spread false information about the nationality of the suspected shooter accused of killing six people at a mosque in Quebec City this week, it took a letter from Canada’s prime minister’s office to get the news outlet to delete the errant tweet. Misinformation ran rampant in the hours following the shooting on Monday morning, which left six dead and more than a dozen more injured. Many news outlets incorrectly reported that…more: dailydot
Syrian pro-government forces in eastern Aleppo have been killing people, including women and children, on the spot in their homes and on the street, the United Nations says. The UN’s human rights office said streets were full of bodies…..more: BBC.CO.UK
“Some of this has to fall on the readers themselves. The consumers of content have to be better at identifying this stuff. We have a whole nation of media-illiterate people. Really, there needs to be something done.”
Coler says the project was about proving how quickly fake information spreads — though he admitted that the $10k-$30k a month the sites brought in encouraged him to continue.
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The assailant in Tuesday night’s attack was identified as Arthur DaRosa, of Taunton. Officials said they are searching for a motive.DaRosa’s sister and father said he had claimed that the devil was trying to make him do things, the Boston…
When an 8-year-old Muslim Texan heard Trump’s anti-Muslim speech, she ran and packed her bags, fearing the police were coming…more:CBSNEWS.COM
STOCKHOLM – A 27-year-old Bosnian Muslim immigrant has been named the new Swedish minister of education, setting a role model for young, active Muslims…more;
It’s not really clear if this is good news or bad news. People of faith are predisposed to welcoming other people of faith. So I’ll give this the best possible interpretation — that people are hoping they are welcoming,” he said.