Turkey’s once-venerable news source mired in election controversy
Turkey’s state-backed news agency says it’s fighting fake news. Independent journalists says it’s created the problem
TEXT BY GÜLTEN SARI VISUALS BY INGE SNIP 15 MAY, 2019
Earlier in April luminaries from some of Europe’s most trusted state-funded news agencies gathered for their annual meeting to discuss what they all agreed was a singular threat to their countries’ way of life: disinformation. The president of news media at Axel Springer spoke of the noble role of journalism delivering “reliable information.” The global news director for Agence France Presse spoke about reinforcing a culture of verified data, especially during elections.
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