The challenges in covering the Gulf Crisis, the role of social media during the crisis, the issue of fake news as well as the trust in local media were some of the topics discussed on Monday at the Qatar Media Industries Forum on ‘International Media and the Blockade’
Some of the blockading countries have been extensively using social-media platforms such as Twitter to channel propaganda against Qatar, radio host Obaid Tahir told Qatar Urdu Radio’s live show Haqeeqat.
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On a wet, midweek evening when most Australians are home cooking dinner, fewer than a third of the lights are on in the apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands. Most shops and restaurants are closed. The only people passing through seem to be on their way elsewhere.
The propaganda war being run by the blockading countries against Qatar has reached such an abysmal level that Dubai TV has aired a false report claiming anti-government demonstrations took place in Doha.
"Fake news" designed to harm Qatar's relations with the US played a major role in the diplomatic split between the Gulf nation and its neighbours, say both US officials and the Qatari government, according to an NBC News report.
The Qatar Radio's website was hacked on Tuesday, the station announced on its Twitter account. Following the cyber attack at about 5.30 am, the hackers posted some fake news and insulting words on the site.
US President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as ‘fake news’ on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications ...
US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that many of the leaks from the White House were "fake news," following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.