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by Tyee Staff | The Tyee

July 23, 2019

How' Fake News' is Weaponized on Instagram

Ahmed Al-Rawi, a communications professor at Simon Fraser University has been studying the interaction between news and social media for years and explains how fake news discourses are used and weaponized to demean and attack certain political groups, figures and news organizations.

This talk was part of the SFU Public Square’s 2019 Community Summit, Confronting the Disinformation Age, Innovations in Research which brings the works of SFU researchers outside of the walls of academic institutions and into their communities.

This article was originally published by The Tyee on July 2, 2019.

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