Nationalism driving fake news in India

Image copyright Bloomberg Image caption Researchers gained unprecedented access to participants’ phones to follow sharing behaviours A rising tide of nationalism in India is driving ordinary citizens to spread fake news, according to BBC research. The research found that facts were less important to some than the emotional desire to bolster national identity. Social media…

Read More

Israelis ‘kill Hamas commander’ in Gaza

Israelis ‘kill Hamas commander’ in Gaza

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israel carried out air strikes when the firefight erupted Seven Palestinians, including a local militant commander, have been killed during a covert Israeli operation in Gaza, Palestinian officials say. An Israeli soldier was also killed and another wounded, the Israeli military said, after a firefight erupted. Palestinians said an Israeli…

Read More