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Media Matters for Democracy was founded by a group of journalists geared towards media development and digital rights in Dec 2014. Over the years, after a number of likeminded individuals came on board, we have now become a team of journalists, activists, techies, designers, researchers, and lawyers striving together for a progressive media, communications, and digital spaces.
Yes ,Now a days hum ny covid-19 ki vaccines ko lagwany k mutaliq aik fake news viral hoi thi jis me bataya Gya k Jo b vaccine lagwaye ga us ki with in 2years death ho jay gi.
Yeh News aik Nobal Holder Person sy Munsalik ki ja rahi thi… Baad me us Person ny is News ko Fake Qatar Dy Dia..
معروف صحافی حامد میر کی جانب سے جنرل رانی کے ذکر کے بعد سوشل میڈیا پر جنرل رانی کا ٹرینڈ چلا اس ٹرینڈ میں ویکی پیڈیا تک کو نہیں بخشا گیا ایک ٹویٹر اکاونٹ پر ویکی پیڈیا کی جنرل رانی کے حوالہ سے فو ٹو شاپڈ معلومات شئیر کی گئیں جس میں شروع میں ہی لکھا گیا کہ وہ 2000ء میں راولپنڈی کے اندر قحبہ خانہ چلا رہی تھی یہ اطلاع من گھڑت اور بے بنیاد ہے جنرل رانی جن کا اصل نام اقلیم اختر تھا وہ 2000ء کے اوائل میں انتقال کر چکی تھیں۔ ان کا دور انیس سو ساٹھ اور ستّر کی دہائی میں تھا۔
Its good to refresh the understanding about basic terminologies that has become every journalist problem especially amid the pandemic.
Yes, during panademic some fake are gone viral. Must viral news related Covid is that after vacination you will be die in 2 year. And this person relate with Nobal prize holder person. But after few time. He reject it.
It was about Aurat March’s slogan.
کرونا وائرس کے پہلے فیز میں جب سیچوریشن کی کمی کی وجہ سے جب مریض کو ہسپتال میں داخل کیا جاتا تھا اور بعد میں فوت ہوجاتا تھا تو یہ مس انفارمیشن تھی کہ مریضوں کو انٹی بائیوٹک نہیں بلکہ زہر والا انجکشن لگواتے ہیں جس کی وجہ سے ڈاکٹروں کو ڈالرز ملتے ہیں۔اقر زیادہ تر لوگوں نے یقین کر لیا تھا اس پر
So many people were talking negativity against organizers of Aurat March and were declaring it against social and islamic values, but once i got few minutes to attend Aurat March and witnessed that women were demanding just their rights like other countries to have better life.
In short intentionally women were being blamed and discgraced through fake arguments.
As I mentioned in today’s session that an alleged screen shot of BBC article was spread on social media that black fungus in India is linked with cow urine, which is a misinformation.
Secondly in India more than an year before, Indian media unfortunately spread this disinformation that the COVID-19 has been spread by the “Tableeghi Jamat” that caused huge anger against the Muslim community there.
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There are many Examples in these days, specialy in the areas of Politics, state security.
If we talk about Political misinformation, there are eco Chambers on the social media, Party in the power blaming opposition and opposition parties are blaming government. Their workers are sharing the information without knowing the facts.
There are so many examples. A few days back a news circulated on social media platforms about Corona virus in Chicken which causes chickens involvement in transmission of corona virus poultry has been found involved in transmission of corona virus disease to humans.
The poultry industry, however, has started receiving a setback and the prices of chicken products have started showing a downward trend particularly after rumors spread through social media.
I am not a professional journalist but during my research career I have come across several facts that were presented in a distorted way.To quote just one example,during my research on populist politics in Pakistan,I found several social media posts of ruling party based on disinformation and mal-information.
ہاں یہا ں پر ماربل فیکٹریوں کے گندہ پانی کے بارے میں ایک رپورٹ ائی تھی میڈیا میں کہ وہ جان بوجھ کر زرعی زمینوں میں چھوڑا جارہا ہے لیکن تحقیق کے بعد پتہ چلا کہ وہ معلومات درست نہیں تھی ۔
well a very basic but very very valuable info and being a journalist, one should stick with these points while performing their duties
متعدد مرتبہ ہوا ہے ایسا خبر چلانے کے بعد جاکر پتہ لگا کہ یہ معلومات درست نہیں تھیں جن پر بعدازاں شرمندگی بھی اٹھانی پڑی
جی ہاں پولیو ویکسین کے بارے اب بھی دیہاتوں میں ایسا خیال ہے کہ اس سے انسانی نسل کم ہوجاتا۔
یعنی یہودیوں کا سازش سمجھتے ہیں حالانکہ ایسا بلکل نہیں کٸی اسلامی اسکالر کا فتویٰ بھی موجود ہے کہ پولیو ویکسین جاٸز ہے ۔ حال ہی میں کورونا ویکسین کے بارے میں بھی یہ افواہ چلایا تھا کہ اس ویکسین کے لگانے دو سال بعد مر جاٸیں گے۔۔۔
In first phase of COVID-19 pandemic, I was getting information regarding coronavirus cases / situation in a single day from different sources and bizarrely the information from these sources never matched. In another example, a viral video showed some people throwing food packets at quarantined Covid patients from a window in Quetta. Some journalists found the video through an apparently credible WhatsApp group and ran the story on their media channels. The missing context for the video was supplied by the journalists themselves who framed the footage as the alleged inhumane treatment of the patients by the authorities. It was later found out that people throwing the food at the patients were their relatives not the officials, while also realized that the ‘disinformation’ was part of deliberate attempt.
جی ہاں میں ایک سٹوری کر رہی تھی خواجہ سراؤں پر تشدد کے حوالے سے بعد میں تحقیق سے پتہ چلا کی انکو اکثر اپنی ہی فیملی غیرت کے نام پر مار دیتے ہیں دوست کم اور خاندان زیادہ ملوث ہیں
During the winter season as mountaineering was on peak and Ali Sadpara went missing in K2 bottle neck, I received some information from very concerned person about missing and f another mountaineer in 8K+ mountain, since source was authentic I break the news via Facebook but with in half hour I received messages about news and when I went to the page where it was uploaded but they had deleted the news. I contacted the person and he informed me that news was authentic but it was of 2008. I deleted my post silently
Yes, During investigating Dasu suicide attack, I heard from many sources that a local DSP son was the security incharge who actually a computer graphic designers had no security experience but with recommendation of his father and his approach he was appointed as security incharge at Dasu Hydropwoer Project for chinese security but later on during research i cam to know he was not security incharge but safety incharge.
There are many disinformation about covid circulating on social media. Initially people did not believe on covid and thought of it as a conspiracy to reduce the population but after experiencing numerous death people believed it as a deadly virus. However they didn’t follow SOPs and kept using home remedies and self made beliefs. Similarly after vaccine came they kept making different assumptions regarding different vaccines as it was overheard that American vaccine pfizer is more effective than Chinese vaccine, also this news is circulating that 2 people died from moderna
During covid many of international news are based on misinformation
مجھے دونوں قسم کے موصول ہوتے ہیں لیکن ذیادہ ترمس انفارمیشن ہی موصول ہوجاتے ہیں جبکہ اکثر اوقات ڈس انفارمیشن بھی مل جاتے ہیں
all type of news is received through various sources traditional and social media as well.
aaj 5 december ko daily jang mein aik explanation publish hui hai that their sunday magazine published a story about a famous lady doctor and declared her dead but she is alive and living in lahore. in corona days DAWN NEWS break the story of Bristish PM johnson death,it was fake news that was uploaded by a fake BBC TWITTER Account,they did not cross checked it,
and many stories to tell where fake twitter handles spreads false information.