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Fake News is a Global Issue

Updated on November 26, 2017
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Steve is also an article writer when it deals with U.S Politics even he is not residing in United States.

History and the origin of fake news

A lot of people are suggesting me to make this kind of sub-title because they cannot trace it where did it start or from what country of origin they came from and start this kind of mess.

In Ancient times, many things happen in fake news and lot of you will be surprised because a lot of you will not believed of how the fake news started.

The fake news started in Ancient times of Egyptian Civilization. In the 13th century BC, Rameses the Great spread lies and propaganda portraying the Battle of Kadesh as a stunning victory for the Egyptians; he depicted scenes of him smiting his foes during the battle on the walls of nearly all his temples. The treaty between the Egyptians and the Hittites, however, reveals that the battle was actually a stalemate.

There is another situation, it is also part of Ancient times, it's in the time Roman Empire under Roman Civilization. It has something to do with Marc Antony and Cleopatra.s

Marc Antony was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic from an oligarchy into the autocratic Roman Empire.

Cleopatra set her sights on the dashing Roman general Mark Antony. The two began an affair, resulting in twins in 40 B.C. Antony wed Cleopatra in 36 B.C., and appointed his new wife ruler of Egypt, Cyprus, Crete, and Cyria. This abuse of power so outraged the Roman Senate that they denounced him as a traitor. After losing a major battle at sea, Antony and Cleopatra were forced to flee to Egypt in 31 B.C.

Marc Antony ultimately killed himself after his defeat in the Battle of Actium upon hearing false rumors propagated by Cleopatra herself claiming that she had committed suicide.

In the end, Roman Politician and General Marc Antony killed himself because of misinformation .He died on August 1,30 B.C. at the age of 53 in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt based on my historical findings.

In 1782, Benjamin Franklin created a fake issue of a Boston newspaper. The main story was quite gruesome: it maintained that American forces had discovered bags of money and goods that appeared bound for the King, although, it was included among them that included the scalps of soldiers and civilians. The king that I am referring to is King George III. The bag of scalps included a letter addressed to the King asking him to accept the scalps as a token of friendship and loyalty. Franklin sent the newspaper to his friends, who forwarded it to their friends and soon enough the story had been republished in other colonial newspapers. There were signs the original document was a fake which is proven and confirmed to my investigative findings as a fake news which is also hard to believed. Here is the concrete evidence about Benjamin Franklin did: "In the American colonies, Benjamin Franklin wrote fake news about murderous "scalping" Indians working with King George III in an effort to sway public opinion in favor of the American Revolution."

At present times, fake news scattered in different websites and also social media sties due to high tech facilities they are using nowadays.

We must be thankful to the modern age because we have internet distribution on social media sites, fake news is again a profitable business at present. This is a result of flowering a fabricated stories that corrodes trust in the media in general, and makes it easier for unscrupulous politicians to peddle half-truths. Media organizations and technology companies are struggling to determine how best to respond because they discovered that they will gain income plus profit from themselves. Perhaps more overt fact-checking or improved media literacy will help. Although the question into our mind is what is clear is that a mechanism that held fake news in check for almost two hundred years that results to the bundle of stories from an organization with a reputation to protect as a result of influential works that is no longer works nowadays. We will need a new facility to prevent fake news issue although this will take time to search it in the 1st place.

Fake News topic of my article

Fake news issue
Fake news issue | Source

Philippine Law on posting a fake news in a complete details

A lot of people are asking to me if there is a law who will be caught of composing "fake news" and my answer is yes there is already a strong law who violates it.

This law is called Republic Act number 10951 or known as "Anti-Fake News in the Philippines" which is approved and signed by Phillippine President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte on August 29, 2017 and that is on Tuesday.

This Philippine law carries harsher and bitter penalties for certain crimes such as treason and publishing false news once they are proven to be caught in the 1st place as long as it is strong and a concrete evidence or proven guilty . The good news for the accused is if the evidence is weak, well I could say for this is congratulations you are cleared and dismissed on this case although if they are proven caught in the act with their names or the original author then they are very sorry for the trouble that they have created because they are the one who start this mess and a trouble maker.

This law punishes the publication of any false news which may endanger the public order, or cause damage to the interest or credit of the State. The fines or penalty that will be charged for such crime is imprisonment for 1 month plus 1 day to six months and a fine starting from ₱40,000 to ₱200,000 pesos that is equivalent to $782 U.S. dollars to $3,909 U.S. dollars which is in United States monetary conversion using my personal calculator computation.

Under this law of Republic Act number 10951, the leader of a sedition will now have to pay a fine of up to ₱2 million pesos in a Philippine currency , from the previous amount ₱10,000 pesos in a Philippine currency under the Revised Penal Code or known as Criminal Law of the Philippines which was cheap that time . The leader or the mastermind of this fake news will be imprisoned from six years and a day, to eight years under Section 7, Article 140. This is the hard pocket money to pick it because they will start from a scratch. Many Filipino people are reacted on this issue because Philippine authorities will get difficult to arrest the fake news writer if proven they did it.

To those who will commit a heavy crimes, this is the worse penalty imposed in the Philippine law because of the huge amount . Public viewers must take note any mass media enterprise or social media platform that fails, neglects, or refuses to remove false news would be penalized with a fine ranging from ₱10 million to ₱20 million pesos in a Philippine currency and imprisonment ranging from 10 to 20 years or equivalent to 1 or 2 decades try to imagine that, try to imagine if you will be convicted, that's a bitter part.

So my word of advice on this is think first before you make a fake news or else ,they will look for a tough lawyer purely from the Philippines because this is a tough law that they will be facing. The best solution for this is don't look for a trouble because time will come they might be killed or a result of negative impact of what will happen to them.

The reason why I post this content because this Philippine law will show a good example that Philippine government is very serious on this penalty for those who violate it.

Whoever reads this will be spread globally and viral and other countries will implement it , who knows, other countries can create a law that imposed a penalty or fines who violate or composing fake news.

Top 10 Global Countries that is totally strict in Fake News

Here are the top 10 countries that are proven to be strict in fake news globally:

This is my actual findings and people across the globe must accept the reality in the restriction of fake news due to the issue "censorship"

1. Eritrea

2. North Korea

3. Saudi Arabia

4. Ethiopia

5. Azerbaijan

6. Vietnam

7. Iran

8. China

9. Myanmar

10. Cuba

note: I will not mentioned the names of the political leaders, names of the foreign journalists to avoid libel because I am very careful on this issue

This is a big global issue and it is still existing across the globe

Newspaper, Magazines, Radio and Television are the source of news in media.

This cannot be control nowadays whatever countries they come from. There are some news are well-scripted; some are fabricated and that is the issues we need to face it especially in social media websites.

Slandering is a minor case when it talks about fake news. Tampering is another case and for my analysis, it is a minor case to those who will file.They can file a libel case if there is no proof or in a legal basis. Mungering is the toughest case if they totally make a fake news anywhere in the country.

This is my lifetime article even if I get old in the future times because people will search it from time to time.

Sooner or later, people will realized that my article will be read several times and they will understand it because this issue still exist and it can happen anytime without a specific date.

For me, this is a sensitive issue because many people will be affected on this in the social issues and also end of life issues that will lead to a result of social and political issues. The people that will be affected are politicians, bloggers, reporters , public viewers from their designated media companies. I believed that many will react on this people have their own opinions once they ready my whole content of this article.

After you read my whole content of this article, it is proven that it is a heavy content article because there are many things to deal with such as media.

If it is proven that my article is a controversial issue like totally libelous, then there is one condition whether they like it or not I named my price in the Philippine currency the amount that they will pay me will be in this huge amount .This is a clue to the public of how to spot fake news This is a clue to the public of how to spot fake news ₱20 million pesos in a Philippine currency.

Actual photo of how to spot fake news story

This photo is a good example of how  to spot a fake news story
This photo is a good example of how to spot a fake news story | Source

How to Spot Fake news

This is a clue to the public of how to spot fake news
This is a clue to the public of how to spot fake news | Source

Important sources of Fake news as a Global Issue

Here are the important sources of Fake News as global issue and all of these are reliable:

Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ)

Manila Bulletin

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippine Star

Scientific American

The Guardian

Weir, William (2009). History's Greatest Lies. Beverly, Massachusetts: Fair Winds Press. pp. 28–41. ISBN 978-1-59233-336-3.

Republic Act number 10951 : A Philippine law who violate fake news

This is the law in the Philippines who violates fake news
This is the law in the Philippines who violates fake news | Source

Actual photo of the definition of Fake news

This photo is showing a definition of good news
This photo is showing a definition of good news | Source

A video about the Problem with Fake News and how the students can solve it

A video about the truth about fake news and how to protect against it by Jonathan Albright

A video of How to Spot a Fake News

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    • Steve Ho Ong profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Ho Ong 

      11 months ago from Dumaguete City

      thanks for your comment joshi because right now adays is fake news or propaganda still exist

    • AshutoshJoshi06 profile image

      Ashutosh Joshi 

      11 months ago from New Delhi, India

      When you say that these 10 countries are best in terms of regulating fake news, I think you are missing the key element which is "propaganda". Regulating fake news in many of the listed countries primarily applies to anti-government news stories. North Korea and China for instant have internet restrictions, North Korea, in fact, uses its own Intranet. They regulate the news, now just because the news is regulated by authorities that does not necessarily mean it's not fake news. Much of the obfuscation is actually done by the government. Goes without saying how many of the fake news stories are government planted.

      Fake news is a menace and it has only gone out of hand. Much of it is owed to us and our gullibility. Viewer's/Reader's discretion is always advised!! Don't just fall for anything even if it comes from a credible source.

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      11 months ago

      I think " fake news " as we know it today is a direct product of today's election media - a direct blending of , social media ,face -book , the news media AND the most important ingredient is a listening ear of younger less mature ears , Think about it , IF there was no reception for incredible bias , there would be no market for phony media . It is that simple.

    • Steve Ho Ong profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Ho Ong 

      11 months ago from Dumaguete City

      If I missed something on this article let me know so that I could add-on the content on this article on it.

    • Steve Ho Ong profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Ho Ong 

      11 months ago from Dumaguete City

      In my own analysis, this can be considered as yellow journalism or propaganda

    • Steve Ho Ong profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Ho Ong 

      12 months ago from Dumaguete City

      if you are a lawmaker from other countries who understand English they can research it as a reference or they can make it a law from your desighanted country

    • Steve Ho Ong profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Ho Ong 

      12 months ago from Dumaguete City

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