False and Fabricated News: International Dimensions

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The NewsFrames community projects are working to uncover and report on frames. One aspect that the NewsFrames project is also trying to pay attention to is the way that fabricated and false news crosses borders.

French Presidential Election, 2017

In the French Presidential Election of 2017, two themes that have emerged in problematic or fabricated news include the perceived taint by outside influence (e.g. Saudi Arabia, Russia) as well as xenophobic reports that amount to a rejection of multicultural France. Here are some examples of the kinds of fabricated claims and stories our partners at CrossCheck have been working to correct:

False claims on external influence:

False claims related to multicultural France:

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We'll continue to provide updates the projects we’re working on to uncover and report on frames, as well as opportunities to get involved.

Please contact us using the Contact Form if you’re willing to ask your teams to help, thanks!  Or if you also think someone in your team would be interested in participating in a data analysis of the CrossCheck stories, let us know as well (team members need to be able to read French).