Fake News, Media Credibility And Trust In Institutions

By Dato’ Sri Dr. Prof Syed Idid

When the General Manager of Al Jazeera, Dr. Mostafa Souag spoke to a group of academics and students at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) on 9 October 2019, he mentioned three challenges facing global news corporations. One was oppressive governments hindering press to go about doing their assignments. Number two was the growth of technology posing challenges to the daily work of global corporations. But the third challenge was relevant to us: he instanced the challenge faced by the phenomenon called fake news.

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