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Oxford – A Report of Disinformation Initiatives

“This is the first report of the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC).  Written and researched by BBC Monitoring’s specialist Disinformation Team, the report investigates fake news landscapes around the world and analyses a range of measures adopted by governments to combat disinformation. The analysis provides geopolitical context with timely, relevant examples from 19 countries in four continents (with a particular focus on European nations).”

…Turkey ranks first in a list of countries where people complain about completely madeup stories, according to the ‘2019 Reuters Digital News Report’ (Fletcher, 2018). While Turkey has not passed any specific laws to tackle fake news, and instances of people being arrested or detained for spreading fake news are not widespread, the authorities have occasionally investigated suspects accused of such activities…”

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