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Beehive’s Tree Planting Initiative

Cultivating a Regenerative Mindset // In an age where misinformation proliferates and digital landscapes often feel cluttered with discord and polarisation, Beehive hopes to stand for integrity and community. Beyond merely combating misinformation, Beehive embraces a regenerative mindset that seeks to sow seeds of positive change, both online and offline. At Beehive News, every complete …

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Press Freedom Around the World

Deeply intertwined with the quality and stability of democracies, press freedom is on the long list of factors we take into account when assessing which information to trust, especially when it comes to sources of information (see Who Owns the Truth).   When there is freedom in the press, journalists have the power to defend …

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Who owns the truth?

Five legal principles that will help you determine whether you can trust a source // Newspapers are where most of us get information from, but they are usually not the original source of that information. Other people and institutions are typically the ones who observe facts and develop theories, which then get distilled and passed …

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Why Newspapers Lie

The 7 main reasons why the media might lie to us Newspapers can indeed publish misinformation, and for a number of different reasons. They may sometimes misguide because they are negligent with the information they reproduce, not verifying it properly, because their journalists and editors share an unconscious bias that leads them to wrong assumptions, …

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Is Fake News Really Fake?

Real-life examples of misinformation tactics that use the truth to mislead // Is ‘fake news’ really fake? To cut it short: Sometimes. But the most dangerous news stories aren’t, they are actually a selection of true facts that lead you to a conclusion which you would not make had you known the whole picture. It’s …

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How to Avoid Misinformation

A 7-step guide to avoiding fake news // Misinformation isn’t new. People have always tried to convince one another of their opinions and, in that process, focus on the arguments that corroborate them. It’s no different with the authors behind biased news. Most ‘fake news’ out there isn’t really fake, it’s cherry picking the truth …

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The Devil in the Detail

How misinformation spreads through the tangential elements that don’t seem up for debate // Misinformation often spreads subtly in the background of a story, away from the spotlight. It can take the shape of brief mentions barely related to the main topic, often added as something obvious, natural and beyond challenge. Because our brains are …

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Living Fuller and Wiser Lives

How can we build knowledge? To fight our ignorance, we must first admit it // Over the last centuries, we have raised our standards of living and conquered all the physical elements for happiness. But ignorance is still widespread and one of the greatest challenges of our century. With the advent of mass media and …

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