拆穿假新闻网站TheCoverage幕后主使人

编按:2020年10月15日晚上11点30分更新,在本文中被点名的丹斯里李福隆已经透过其个人脸书账户,说明他本人与The Coverage中的关系。我将其说明完整刊于文末。

本地假新闻网站The Coverage今天再次刊登不实讯息(disinformation)。该网站幕后黑手重新刊登2016年的一篇文告,企图鱼目混珠混淆读者。很多人根本不知道该网站和马华有关系,收到讯息就不假思索,立刻消化,就像日本动画千与千寻中,千寻的父母囫囵吞枣饥不择食的吃着一盘盘端上来的食物一样,最后成为被控制的动物。

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许多新闻读者今天不断的收到、转发一则The Coverage的新闻或新闻截图,该则新闻实际上是民主行动党资深领袖林吉祥2016年针对“公民宣言”(Citizen Declaration)发的文告 …


Uncover “TheCoverage”

Updates as at 11:11pm, 15 Oct 2020. Tan Sri Vincent Lee Fook Long who is named in this article has already clarified his involvement in The Coverage on his Facebook account. Please scroll to the end for the clarification.

A local fake news portal The Coverage produced another piece of disinformation today. The storyteller behind the portal republished an article in 2016 in a total different context to confuse readers. Many do not know they are consuming FAKE NEWS from an MCA-related website. They unknowingly believed whatever fed into them like the adults in Japanese animation film “Spirited Away”.

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Today…


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假账号讯息图(1)

5月14日晚上11点37分,一则以“请大家(华人/印度人)注意:我有个印度朋友在KL医院的当护士 ”为开头的脸书讯息,由一个账号名为Xiao Er Lu(注册ID:XiaoEr.Lu.167)发布在个人脸书墙上,这个账号明显是个假账号,但是这则一看就是路边社消息的不实讯息,却可以在不到24小时之内累计突破2000多个分享。

到网络红人把他翻译成马来文的时候,已经有2500多个分享,之后短短几个小时之内,因为马来社会的注意,被脸书管理层拿下该文之前,分享直冲5000个。

这则不实讯息到底有什么了不起?后面告诉我们的是什么现象?以下会说明。

如何验证假账号?

首先,我先说明如何判断这个账号是假的?

只要看到非常漂亮如模特儿,但好友人数不多,账号的档案照(profile picture)少得可怜,最重要的是,账号注册的日子短,就应该保持怀疑态度进行账号搜索。(备注:如果你的账号符合以上条件,但不是假账号,只能说非常抱歉)

第一步,检查这个账号的注册ID,注册ID和显示名称(display name)不一样,同名同姓的人太多,脸书上显示为David Wong的可能有数十万人,但每一个David Wong的注册ID肯定不一样,脸书的系统才能辨识。

如何知道注册ID?手机版的脸书app允许用户分享账号页面链接,按下分享键,选择拷贝(copy),贴去任何一个可以贴文字的地方,就会可以显示。以这个假账号为例,拷贝出来的链接是:facebook.com/xiaoer.lu.167 。“facebook.com/“之后的就是注册ID。使用电脑逛脸书的话,就直接看网页url,就看得到了。

我曾经说过,账号注册ID如果全是数字,一定是假账号,登记假账号的人甚至懒得替假账号想一个注册名称。

而这个xiaoer.lu.167账号可疑,但必须多做一点功课。第二步,下载它所使用的档案照搜寻是否冒用她人照片。


今天早上大家一定都被一则标题为“希盟高层儿子疑携带200万令吉现金入境新加坡遭逮捕”的新闻洗板,让我告诉你,这是一则假新闻!

我现在就解释这则假新闻的是如何开始,又如何在社交媒体散播的过程。

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假新闻制造过程最荒谬的是,这个消息来源,连照片也错!图中林冠英身边的不是他儿子!

2020年3月13日,傍晚5点57分,面子书上一位名为Ramesh Rau Krishnan Naidu的用户在自己的主页上分享了两张照片,图说是“#林冠英儿子因携带未申报200万令吉现款未向警方申报而在新加坡遭到逮捕??” 虽然他在句末加上两个问号,但整个贴文读起来根本已经在指控林冠英和他儿子。

我们首先要问,Ramesh Rau Krishnan Naidu何许人也?随便问一下Google大神,你就会知道,他是纳吉的死忠粉丝,当《砂拉越报告》揭露一马公司丑闻时,Ramesh就不断炮打《砂拉越报告》为纳吉讲话。Ramesh本人也曾在一次访问中承认,他已经破产,被判为穷籍

一个毫无公信力可言的人在面子书上面上了一个贴,然后就像病毒一样感染到各个社交媒体平台去。

同一天深夜,两名拥有大量追踪者者的推特用户分别在推文上转述了这则假消息。


If you come across a news citing an anonymous source about the son of a Pakatan Harapan politician was arrested for attempting to carry RM2 million into Singapore, know this: IT IS A FAKE NEWS!

Now, let me show you the trail of this disinformation and how it works

On 13 March 2020, at 5:57pm, Facebook user Ramesh Rao Krishnan Naidu posted two photos with the caption, “Anak #limguaneng Ditangkap di Singapore Sebab Membawa Masuk RM2juta Secara Haram??”

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I screenshot this on morning of 14 March 2020, so Ramesh Rau updated this on 13 March 2020. Mind you, the man next to LGE in the photo is not even his son.

He slyly put two question marks (“??”) …


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This is the screenshot of the advertisement appears on the timeline of another Facebook user.

Within 24 hours, there is another case of using the portrait of Lim Guan Eng, the former Finance Minister of Malaysia, on clickbait news. Ironically, the page that sponsors the ads uses Italian instead of English or other more often used languages in Malaysia.

A friend of mine alerted this case to me and it looks so suspiciously as a clickbait link. It again uses Lim Guan Eng’s photo in the sponsored content with a title reads “

The Biggest Scandal that Ever Hits The News Channel”. The link shows users will be directed to “MKnews” Instagram account.


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This advertisement was screenshot at 1:41pm, 12 March 2020.

If you are a follower of Malaysiakini page on Facebook, you should have come through a clarification very often recently. Malaysiakini has been alerting readers about an imposter website.

I did not pay attention to it until there was a very weird sponsored advertisement pops up on my Facebook timeline today. The sponsored content shows as if it is a news from Malaysiakini and it is clearly a fake news. So who is sponsoring the fake news?

The sponsor behind the fake news is a page “Art News” and it was newly founded on March 2, 2020. Its webs link…


Kempen Celik Media perlu disegerakan

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Pada Oktober 2019, Dewan Rakyat Malaysia telah memansuhkan satu lagi undang-undang zalim peninggalan rejim lama iaitu, Undang-undang Akta Anti-berita Tidak Benar 2018. Dengan pemansuhan akta tersebut, kerajaan perlu menyegerakan usaha pendidikan celik media bagi mengatasi masalah berita palsu.

“Berita palsu” ialah suatu frasa yang menjadi trend sebutan masa kini. Namun, apa sebenarnya maksud “berita palsu”? Apakah berita palsu itu suatu pengkisahan yang mengandungi maklumat yang salah seperti nama, angka dan sebagainya? Ataupun berita palsu itu suatu cerita yang dipetik luar daripada konteks kejadian?

Hakikatnya, berita yang 100% palsu ialah fiksyen dan dongeng semata-mata. Cerita dongeng senang untuk dikesan. Apa yang…

WONG SHU QI

Member of Parliament for Kluang, Malaysia. A former journalist, an advocate for media literacy.

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