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‘New media order’ challenges Taiwan

WT24 Desk A new report titled “China’s Pursuit of a New World Media Order” by Paris-based non-profit Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), or Reporters Without Borders, reveals growing concern over China’s attempts to manipulate the press worldwide and stifle any criticism, Asia Times reports. According to the report, Beijing has now combined its state TV (CCTV-CGTN) and the national and international ...

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Why we need to talk about the media’s role in far-right radicalisation

Too often the political and media establishment contribute to an environment in which hatred can thrive Owen Jones When it comes to the threat of Islamist terrorism, no one doubts the role of radicalisation. The internet, hate preachers such as Anjem Choudary and Abu Hamza, and the western-armed, extremism-exporting state of Saudi Arabia: all play their part in radicalising the impressionable. When it ...

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How did the media get the Trump-Russia story so wrong?

For some in Washington, Mueller was a cross between Superman and Santa Claus WT24 Desk REVERSE FERRET! When he edited the Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie used to throw open his office door and bellow this at the newsroom when the paper had got a story wrong. It came from the northern endurance sport of ferret-legging: a pair of razor-toothed ferrets are put ...

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China’s Media Interference Is Going Global, Report Says

WT24 Desk China is actively attempting to influence the global media to deter criticism and spread propaganda, according to a new report released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday, according to TIME. The report, China’s Pursuit of a New World Media Order says Beijing is using a variety of strategies including ramping up international broadcasting, undertaking extensive advertising campaigns, and infiltrating foreign ...

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Facebook Highlights Evolving Topics of Conversation in Latest ‘Topics to Watch’ Report

WT24 Desk Facebook has released its latest ‘Topics to Watch’ report, which highlights key subjects that are seeing significant increases in mention volume in interactions across The Social Network, according to SocialMediaToday. The monthly Topics to Watch reports can be a great way to stay ahead of the latest trends and shifts – according to Facebook’s research team, up to ...

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Death threats to NZ PM on social media

WT24 Desk New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received death threats on social media, local media reports. Police are investigating death threats sent to Jacinda Ardern on social media, according to a report published on the NZ Herald. A Twitter post containing a photo of a gun and captioned “You are next” was sent to the Prime Minister. The Herald ...

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Fake news spikes in Indonesia ahead of elections

Dozens of posts containing disinformation spread, with fears people may not trust results of a legitimate election WT24 Desk The spread of fake news and disinformation has spiked in Indonesia in recent months, weeks before millions are scheduled to vote in the country’s elections, The Guardian reports. Data released in a new report from Mafindo, an organisation focused on combating fake ...

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Governments and media seek to cover up culpability for fascist attack in New Zealand

WT24 Desk Vigils and other commemorations for the victims of last Friday’s fascist terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch have been attended by large and emotional audiences across New Zealand, as well as in Australia and numerous other countries, according to World Socialist Web Site. The atrocity is the worst mass killing in New Zealand’s history, and one of ...

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