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Why should disinformation be countered? (Analysis on Impacts of Disinformation in the internet era)

Viranjana Herath Although disinformation is not a novel concept, it has become a burning issue with the development of internet-based media platforms. How does disinformation make adverse impacts both in international and domestic scenarios? In this regard, identifying disinformation is essential because there are several related terms such as fake news, disinformation,
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Tackling Hate Speech and Fake News

Lilani Dias ‘Viral’ in today’s society has far reaching implications  than what the word would otherwise mean. In the 21st century’s technological era, we live in glass houses where each and every one of us are, in one way or the other, ‘online’, and ‘trending’ on differing levels. In such a society, hate speech and […]
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‘Fake News and Hate Speech: the Post-Truth Era’

Pawani Warnakulasooriya Hate speech and fake news is a topic that has been  discussed, deliberated and examined over a long time period. It has surfaced dominantly in local and international forums and has a great impact on society in current times.  This has been prevalent in Sri Lanka for many years and is discussed in […]
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Buddhism’s Teachings on Fake News

Amanda N. Perera Dissemination of Fake News has a deep archive. Anything from “Vidane vomited seven crows” to “poison mixed into waterways by extremists” is fake news. News is synonymous with credible reports, announcements, and press releases. But this is not always the case. The government has issued myriad legal guidelines on tackling fake news. […]
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800 Enmeshed in Hate Speech

Ahsan Afthar Biographies of many people with great achievements in their real life and have found a place for themselves in history have been made into movie films. M.S.Thony, Manikarnica, Soorarai Pottu, Mahanatti and Dirty Pictures are some of them.  In this line, the life history of the great spin bowler in the Sri Lanka […]