Stories about Disinformation from April, 2019
Censored on WeChat: How a fatal bus accident in Chongqing symbolized China's ‘left turn’
Many people saw the bus accident, the result of a fight onboard, as an allegory of China's political turn in recent years.
Rumors of Russia's first ‘fake news’ case against a media outlet might just be fake news
Media were quick to suggest that a bogus yoga ban story could be the first victim of the Russia's 'fake news' law.
Censored on WeChat: Revelations of toxic ingredients in Hongmao medicinal liquor
Tan Qindong was arrested after revealing the presence of toxic herbs in a popular medicinal liquor. Posts about his ordeal were censored on WeChat.
Morocco’s Hirak movement has gone quiet, but the crackdown on independent media continues
The movement triggered a backlash for independent journalists and people who wanted to document the protests and ensuing crackdown.
How pro-government media in Morocco use “fake news” to target and silence Rif activists
While the internet can provide a platform for marginalized voices, it can also facilitate their victimization.