World Press Freedom Day – here's what was censored or fake in Tuesday’s Young Post

World Press Freedom Day – here's what was censored or fake in Tuesday’s Young Post

Page 4: The story “Vaccines prove to be deadly” was completely false. We made it all up, including the writer’s name.

Page 6: The caption for the standalone photo headed “Trudeau finds religion where you’d least expect it”, is fake news. The Canadian prime minister was attending the annual Khalsa Day parade, an event which marks an important date in the Sikh calendar.”

Page 6: The story “Trump ends Hollywood gala” is partly fake, and partly real news. While he did not cancel this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he did decide several weeks ago not to attend. The event went ahead without him, but continued the tradition of mocking the US leader. And Trump did, instead, attend a rally in Pennsylvania with supporters, where he did call his first 100 days in office an “incredible journey”. Note how there isn't a byline. That's another clue to look out for.

Page 7: The version of the photo we printed was zoomed in so you couldn’t see the whole picture.

It's easy to manipulate photos so that they don't tell the whole story
Photo: AFP

What was actually happening was the Palestinian man was being roughed up by Israeli police during the protest. It's easy to manipulate photos so that they only tell part of the story, or to alter them so that they don't show what actually happened. This is a reminder to trust your instincts if you're not convinced a photo is real, and to get your news from reputable providers.

Page 7: The story “Eminem looks to be NZ prime minister” is partly fake, and partly real news. The rapper has not expressed an interest in leading that country and the report of the first lawsuit is made up. But he has sued the country’s ruling political party for using his song without permission. See, again, how the byline isn't real. 

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