Misinformation and fake news have significantly impacted the public’s understanding of the Israel and Gaza conflict, leading to confusion among the general public.

The dissemination of false information could potentially have severe consequences.

Given potential biases in mainstream media, it raises questions about the role of misinformation in shaping public opinion.

The Wire speaks with Dr Nasya Bahfen, a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at La Trobe University, about the need for better regulation on social media platforms to prevent the spread of false information.

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Produced By: Moemina Shukur

Featured In Story: Dr Nasya Bahfen – Senior Lecturer in Journalism at La Trobe University

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 17 October 2023