How conspiracy theories followed man to the Moon

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  • July 11, 2019
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Paris: It was the biggest piece of supposed fake news before the term “fake news” was even invented. Millions of people across the world still believe that no one has ever walked on the Moon and that the images that NASA broadcast in July 1969 were shot in a Hollywood studio. Thousands of Internet sites […]

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Tech firms must do more against ‘fake news’: Apple boss

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  • February 12, 2017
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Technology firms must up their game in tackling “fake news,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Saturday, calling for a major public information campaign. “All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news,” the US tech giant boss told the Daily Telegraph in an interview. “We […]

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England Queen is not dead, but fake news is very much alive

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  • January 3, 2017
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Reports of Queen Elizabeth II’s death were greatly exaggerated — and then all the more so, thanks to social media. In the latest example of “fake news” spreading like wildfire a tweet — from a bogus account, passing itself off as BBC News — last week announced the death of the long-serving British monarch. The […]

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