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A viral hoax video has inspired Indian mobs to multiple, brutal murders
Link: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/20/indian-pizzagate.html

Someone edited a Pakistani child-safety education video to make it look like evidence of a ring of kidnappers was snatching children and taking them away on motorcycles; the video went viral in India, spread on Whatsapp, and it has inspired terrified mobs to attack and murder strangers on suspicion of being involved in the fictitious kidnapping rings.

The latest victims of the hoax are audio engineer Nilotpal Das and digital artist Abijeet Nath who were beaten to death when they stopped in a village in the state of Assam to ask for directions. Their murder was recorded and it, too, has gone viral -- it features one of the victims begging for his life as he is beaten.

There have been widespread protests over the hoax, with people chanting "don't believe the rumours."

The death toll from the hoax stands at eight. Dozens have been arrested for participating in mob violence.
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11 hours ago by walt74
What People Really Want in a News Organization - The Atlantic
project has brought together more than 70 news organizations to work on a transparency system that would show how a story came to be and who stands behind it.
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2 days ago by glanosga
Manipulierte Videos Auf dem Weg in eine alternative Realität?
Stand: 22.02.2018 17:21 Uhr
Im Netz kursiert ein manipulierter Film: Eine Frau zeigt ihre Wohnung; im Wohnzimmer prangt ein Hakenkreuz an der Wand. Eine Fälschung. Solche und noch komplexere Fakes kann inzwischen jeder produzieren.

Von Patrick Gensing, tagesschau.de
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2 days ago by amprekord
#BotSpot: Twelve Ways to Spot a Bot – DFRLab – Medium
What is most important, however, is awareness. Users who can identify bots themselves are less likely to be manipulated by them; they may even be able to report the botnets and have them shut down. Ultimately, bots exist to influence human users. The purpose of this article is to help human users spot the signs.
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3 days ago by glanosga
How to verify a photo online
Google Images was the first online tool that people used widely to carry out reverse image searches. However, it isn’t perfect and it doesn’t always find the origin of an image. And, sometimes, it can even provide false information.
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3 days ago by glanosga

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