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Women and politics in the disinformation era

Left unchecked, gendered disinformation poses a serious threat to women’s equal political participation.

Podcast on fake news: Impact of Israel-Hamas conflict on Bangladesh's national election

Uncover the sources and intentions behind these circulating rumors.

Fake videos targeting BNP resurfacing on social media: reports

A distorted video featuring a speech by Begum Khaleda Zia, Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has once again surfaced on Facebook, raising concerns about the spread of misinformation during the upcoming election. The video, created by adding together different portions of a speech delivered by Khaleda Zia in London back in 2015, resurfaced on social media platforms despite being fact-checked by three different fact-checking organisations in 2021 and 2022.

Curb social media rumors

The National Security Council yesterday directed law enforcement and intelligence agencies to be on alert so that no one can spread any disinformation on social media centring the next national election.

Spin doctors go into overdrive ahead of polls

With the national election just around the corner, both pro-government and anti-government elements are out to manipulate public opinion through a vigorous campaign on social media platforms and private messaging apps, turning them into hotbeds of spin doctoring, disinformation and fake news.

Photocard with comment of Dr Yunus on Israel is fake

The Daily Star would like to clarify that we have not created or shared any photocard with the quoted statement

Photocard with Mirza Fakhrul's comment on Palestine is fake

Searching on Google, we found no statement of Mirza Fakhrul Islam similar to the fake photocard in any media outlets and no news of Mirza Fakhrul's meeting with US Ambassador Peter Haas on October 8. 

What’s Real, really?

In spite of the Real remaining intensely vulnerable to propaganda and the power of the state, a Lie will never replace the Truth.

January 10, 2024
January 10, 2024

Women and politics in the disinformation era

Left unchecked, gendered disinformation poses a serious threat to women’s equal political participation.

December 31, 2023
December 31, 2023

Podcast on fake news: Impact of Israel-Hamas conflict on Bangladesh's national election

Uncover the sources and intentions behind these circulating rumors.

December 19, 2023
December 19, 2023

Fake videos targeting BNP resurfacing on social media: reports

A distorted video featuring a speech by Begum Khaleda Zia, Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has once again surfaced on Facebook, raising concerns about the spread of misinformation during the upcoming election. The video, created by adding together different portions of a speech delivered by Khaleda Zia in London back in 2015, resurfaced on social media platforms despite being fact-checked by three different fact-checking organisations in 2021 and 2022.

November 16, 2023
November 16, 2023

Curb social media rumors

The National Security Council yesterday directed law enforcement and intelligence agencies to be on alert so that no one can spread any disinformation on social media centring the next national election.

November 12, 2023
November 12, 2023

Spin doctors go into overdrive ahead of polls

With the national election just around the corner, both pro-government and anti-government elements are out to manipulate public opinion through a vigorous campaign on social media platforms and private messaging apps, turning them into hotbeds of spin doctoring, disinformation and fake news.

October 12, 2023
October 12, 2023

Photocard with comment of Dr Yunus on Israel is fake

The Daily Star would like to clarify that we have not created or shared any photocard with the quoted statement

October 9, 2023
October 9, 2023

Photocard with Mirza Fakhrul's comment on Palestine is fake

Searching on Google, we found no statement of Mirza Fakhrul Islam similar to the fake photocard in any media outlets and no news of Mirza Fakhrul's meeting with US Ambassador Peter Haas on October 8. 

September 26, 2023
September 26, 2023

What’s Real, really?

In spite of the Real remaining intensely vulnerable to propaganda and the power of the state, a Lie will never replace the Truth.

September 15, 2023
September 15, 2023
September 7, 2023
September 7, 2023

Fake experts drive disinformation before Bangladesh polls: AFP

Hundreds of articles praising Bangladeshi government policies apparently by independent experts have appeared in national and international media but the authors have questionable credentials, fake photos, and may not even exist, an AFP investigation has found

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