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Fake news is becoming an ever-increasing problem in the Austrian media

The Austrian Press Council dealt with 647 complaints in the Corona year 2021, 31 ethical violations were identified. Fake news played a central role in this.

The Austrian Press Council had to deal with a record number of complaints last year. In addition to violations of personality, one area in particular is emerging that is increasingly becoming a problem in Austrian media reporting: fake news. While “only” 297 cases were dealt with by the press council in 2019 and 418 in 2020, there were 647 complaints last year.* has reported on which media have committed the most violations of the code of ethics.

The high number is due to the Corona reporting, as it said on Tuesday at the annual press conference of the Press Council. * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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