August sees drop in number of fake news articles — Akeed

[31-08-2021 11:47 AM]

Ammon News - A new report from the Jordanian Media Credibility Monitor (Akeed) observed a drop in the number of fake news articles this month from 40 in July to 33 in August. In its monthly report issued on Monday, Akeed said that the majority, 43 per cent, of the fake news articles were concerning public affairs.

The second most common fake news topics concerned the economy, 21 per cent, followed by security policy, 15 per cent, political issues, 12 per cent, social-related matters, 6 per cent, and one health-related fake news article.

Thirty of the 33 fake news articles were propagated by local sources via news websites and social media platforms, while three fake news articles were created by outside sources, the Jordan New Agency, Petra, reported citing Akeed figures. Akeed is a project of the Jordan Media Institute supported by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development that aims to increase media accountability.

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