Steven asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

What is a list of good examples of irresponsible news reporting, and how can we prevent news companies spreading propaganda? ?

"According to a 1985 UN report backed by Western countries, the KGB had deliberately designed mines to look like toys, and deployed them against Afghan children during the Soviet–Afghan War.[34]

 The Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan reported that the allegations "gained a life for obvious journalist reasons", but otherwise had no basis in reality.[34]

During the yugoslav wars, the media reported on anti croatian atrocity propaganda, that was later found to have been fabricated.

"In November 1991, a Serbian photographer claimed to have seen the corpses of 41 children, which had allegedly been killed by Croatian soldiers. The story was published by media outlets worldwide, but the photographer later admitted to fabricating his account."

In 1990 the USA used the Nayirah testimony as a pretext to go to war with Saddam Hussein, and was widely reported by the media.

Upon investigation, it was found out that there was no truth behind the atrocity propaganda.

"Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. On October 10, 1990, a young Kuwaiti girl known only as "Nayirah" appeared in front of a congressional committee and testified that she witnessed the mass murdering of infants, when Iraqi soldiers had snatched them out of hospital incubators and threw them on the floor to die. Her testimony became a lead item in newspapers, radio and TV all over the US. The story was eventually exposed as a fabrication in December 1992"

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2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Several of those are not the fault of the news reporters, they are stories planted by state agency in the full knowledge that they could not be immediately fact-checked. By the time that it was possible to follow up the story the falsehoods had "done the job" of misleading.

    The dilemma for the reporters is whether they should ignore the story or to delay until it is verified or not (which you can see takes years).

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    you can't prevent it bc the evil elites war starters own most media 

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