Published in The National
We are all used to reading news cautiously because of the authors’ biases may lead to exaggeration. However, in the 21st century, we also have to be wary of reading entirely fabricated stories. Civil society organisations have correctly surmised that fake news poses a grave threat to social cohesion and stability, yet the phenomenon has so far survived attempts to eliminate it. What makes fake news so resistant?
Published in The National:
The occasion of Bahrain’s national day on Saturday offers us the opportunity to reflect upon some of the country’s successes. For those who have visited the kingdom, a salient trait is the friendliness of its people to foreigners, which has contributed to Bahrain’s consistently high ranking in HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer report. What economic factors account for Bahrainis being considered friendlier than the perennial favourites, including Americans, Germans, and Swedes?
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