Correction: A previous version of this story stated the bill attempts to criminalize sharing fake news. In fact, it's aimed at criminalizing the use of bots to spread political misinformation. We have updated the headline and a few sentences in the body as a consequence. Apologies for the missing nuance.
If you use a social media bot to spread political misinformation in Ireland, go directly to jail, do not pass go and possibly pay €10,000.
On Friday, Josh Murdock will load his 2006 Jeep Wrangler up with a two-person tent, his mountain bike, two backpacks with clothes, laptops, lots of supplies and all his camera gear.
Murdock, a reporter at the Idaho Mountain Express, will miss the newsroom's pancake breakfast on the day of the total solar eclipse. The path of totality will pass right over the newsroom. He'll be an hour and a half north in Stanley, camping in the Sawtooth Mountains.
Say a highly-placed source has a mountain of incriminating data they want to make public. Who are they going to send it to? Judging by the last few years — think Glenn Greenwald or Bastian Obermayer — a journalist they can contact discreetly, with the expertise to sort through reams of digital information.
Almost nine out of ten Kenyan voters believe they have seen fake news about the upcoming election, according to a new report. The survey — conducted by Portland, a consultant, in partnership with GeoPoll, a mobile polling company — polled a nationally representative sample of 2,000 Kenyans by text message.
Eighty seven percent of respondents claimed they saw "information that they suspected was deliberately false."