Exposing Fake News


EUObserver wins ‘fake news’ award for reporting Hungary backing Catalan independence movement

Earlier this week, I took a question from a journalist about the referendum on the independence of Catalonia. The government of Hungary has not taken a position on that, and I gave a general answer emphasizing precisely that point – that it is a matter of the internal politics of Spain, adding that the will of the people should be respected within the bounds of the rules.

Sep 19, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács

Pushing back on fake news

Some media outlets seem to think that their proper role is not simply to report the news but to exert influence over public life by driving a political agenda. Perhaps all media organizations reflect a bias, but when a political agenda so dominates the media’s decision about what to cover and how to cover it that it completely undermines all objectivity and journalistic integrity, then we have a problem.

Sep 13, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács

Fake news exposed: Hungary and the “ethical hacker”

In this new series, I’d like to show you how the media – sometimes because of sloppy, one-sided reporting that fails to get the facts right and other times because of biased journalism intent on driving a particular narrative – produces fake news about Hungary.

Jul 31, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács

Amnesty’s fake report arrives on schedule

Amnesty International has just released its annual report called “The State of the World’s Human Rights.” This once-lauded international human rights organization was founded in 1961 as an advocate for the prisoner of conscience, those “imprisoned, tortured or executed because [of their] opinions or religion.” Amnesty is a far cry from that today.

Feb 22, 2017 - Zoltán Kovács