Tag : fake news

Democracy, Demagoguery and Despotism: The Death of the Free Press

2 months ago / 0 comments

The attack on the press is nothing new for telling the truth to power is, and always has been a perilous act. Journalism has long been considered one of the world’s most dangerous professions. While navigating the perils of warzones and uncovering the corruption of the powerful, journalists often have … Read More

Fake News Is Not Just A Weapon Of The Western World

2 months ago / 0 comments

 The term ‘fake news’ has been leaving the lips of journalists, politicians, and academics alike an increasing amount in the past year. Unsurprisingly,  media coverage on fake news has been concentrated on Western politics – largely presented on Trump’s unpredictable Twitter account. Indeed, fake news in the Western World is … Read More

Beware the Populist Who Attacks the Free Press

2 months ago / 0 comments

“A FREE PRESS HAS FAR TOO OFTEN MEANT THE FREEDOM TO SPREAD LIES AND HALF-TRUTHS” Upon reading the above quote you could be forgiven for thinking it had escaped from the lips of the belligerent and capricious right-wing populist who currently resides in the White House. However, this disparaging of … Read More

Bad News: Learning To Resist The Fake

8 months ago / 0 comments

Can you take on the role of fake news-monger, ‘[d]rop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate’? If so, you should definitely check out Bad News. If not, still do! Developed by Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and media literacy group … Read More

Social Media – The New Spin Doctor?

1 year ago / 0 comments

As the impact of social media grows stronger by the minute, political campaigns are being manipulated by internet influence. The Gryphon explores the impact of fake news on the public. Rising internet and social media usage has enabled millions of people around the world to become more interconnected and gain access to … Read More

Portrait of an artist as a young activist

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon Features look at the prominence of fake news and the art world’s capacity to question it. Recently one of the most prominent buzzwords in current affairs, bandied around by everybody from readers of the Guardian to angry politics students, is ‘fake news’. This is the notion that what … Read More

Appealing to hearts, not minds

2 years ago / 0 comments

First things first, the concept of “fake news” has run completely off the tracks. President Donald Trump’s efforts to delegitimise the work produced by seasoned journalists is abhorrent and despicable. Is “the media” (whatever that even means in the 21st century with the Internet, Facebook, television, Snapchat, Twitter, Fox News, … Read More

Scientific Misconceptions

2 years ago / 0 comments

The term “Fake news” has received attention recently because of the circulation of false and “alternative” facts. It has become such a concern that two weeks ago Google introduced a new policy which attempts to limit the amount of “bad publishers” who pop up when you search for news. In … Read More

The threat to journalism in the post-truth era

2 years ago / 0 comments

It wouldn’t be an official Trump announcement without a light hint of outrage. This time it is journalists who had a lot to worry about. In his first press conference since becoming President-Elect – something he appears to have actively avoided until now – Trump blocked certain media groups from … Read More