Tag Archives: news

Why you should stop using “fake news”

Fake? Or false?

It never fails to amaze me just how clueless politicians can be about the media and how news operates. If you stand for election, you should have at least a passing idea about news and how journalism works – but there’s yet another misstep from a familiar face this week.

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Manx news comment bingo!

A bit of fun for the first post of 2018! If there’s one thing that’s predictable, it’s audience response. And the Isle of Man has its own set of quirks that makes it fairly easy to predict. With that in mind, here’s Manx Facebook Comments Bingo!

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Island sex offender wants Google link removed

Here’s an interesting development, particularly given current threats to press freedom that already exist on the Isle of Man. I’ve not seen one of these before, although I do try to keep an eye on Manx links Google’s removing. It’s a defamation claim from a convicted sex offender. He wants a Manx Radio report on […]

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Fake news: what it really means

There’s a growing tendency for people to start shouting “fake news!” at the slightest provocation – and the phrase has now been named “Word of the Year” by dictionary compiler Collins. But what actually is fake news?

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Defamation Age: libel, social media and you

Ah, the perils of libel if you’re posting on social media. Here’s a subject I teach small businesses – and not by putting them through the ordeal of being sued for defamation. A Manx “news” Facebook page may have to settle out of court after defaming a couple of government workers, to avoid an embarrassing […]

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