25 Oct 2023

Social Media is spreading misleading information on the Middle-East

From First Up, 5:36 am on 25 October 2023

As unrest in the Middle-East intensifies, experts are battling a war of another kind - social media is full of misleading information. There are false videos, photographs and even tampered official documents circulating on platforms like TikTok and X - the platform formerly known as Twitter. But things got even more serious last week, when The LA Times retracted rape allegations against Palestinian group Hamas. Nathan Rarere spoke to the Director and Founder of the Disinformation Project Kate Hannah about it.