Protesters, some in ancient Thai warrior costumes, flash the three-fingered salute after occupying the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 14. The Thai demonstrations have been attracting large crowds, but many video clips and photos being shared on social media are unrelated to the protests. Photo: AP Protesters, some in ancient Thai warrior costumes, flash the three-fingered salute after occupying the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 14. The Thai demonstrations have been attracting large crowds, but many video clips and photos being shared on social media are unrelated to the protests. Photo: AP
Protesters, some in ancient Thai warrior costumes, flash the three-fingered salute after occupying the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 14. The Thai demonstrations have been attracting large crowds, but many video clips and photos being shared on social media are unrelated to the protests. Photo: AP
Bernard Chan
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Bernard Chan

Thai protest misinformation a reminder of how easily fake news can spread on social media

  • Hongkongers love to get and share news via social media, but it’s important to avoid spreading misinformation, which erodes trust in institutions and disconnects and divides people. We should all stop, reflect and verify before forwarding that link

Protesters, some in ancient Thai warrior costumes, flash the three-fingered salute after occupying the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 14. The Thai demonstrations have been attracting large crowds, but many video clips and photos being shared on social media are unrelated to the protests. Photo: AP Protesters, some in ancient Thai warrior costumes, flash the three-fingered salute after occupying the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 14. The Thai demonstrations have been attracting large crowds, but many video clips and photos being shared on social media are unrelated to the protests. Photo: AP
Protesters, some in ancient Thai warrior costumes, flash the three-fingered salute after occupying the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 14. The Thai demonstrations have been attracting large crowds, but many video clips and photos being shared on social media are unrelated to the protests. Photo: AP
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