FIR #335: BBC Fires a Shot in the Disinformation War
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BBC Verify is the venerable broadcaster’s latest effort to combat disinformation. With a staff of 60 journalists, Verify will provide details about the BBC’s own reporting and debunk disinformation it finds online (as it has already done with a photo purportedly of a Pentagon bombing that was, in fact, AI-generated). Are there lessons in the BBC’s approach that communicators can apply to their companies’ online activities? And will other media outlets follow suit, even as they slash budgets and newsrooms?
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Link from this report:
- No, a viral photo does not show an explosion near the Pentagon
- BBC News puts transparency at its heart with BBC Verify
- Explaining the ‘how’ – the launch of BBC Verify
- How BBC Verify found and analysed Russia’s defences
- Marianna Spring on Twitter
- Satellite analysis by BBC Verify has uncovered some of Russia’s extensive defences as it prepares for a major Ukrainian counter-attack.
- BBC launches new 60-journalist team to counteract fake news
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