Corruption has become an integral part of Pakistani journalism and the monopoly corrupt journalists exercise over the profession constitutes a challenge for all media practitioners. Recent years the space for dissent has shrunk further in Pakistan, with the government announcing a crackdown on social networks. To show the effectiveness of these campaigns, our paper includes various case studies that show how various actors would use tools for spreading fake news for their own ends.
Media constitute the fourth pillar of democracy. The role of the media is vital in generating a democratic culture that extends beyond the political system and becomes ingrained in the public consciousness over time. Media being pillar of state must think and rethink about the narrative they put in front of the nation because that’s how public opinion are shaped and formed.
A curse in our society feeding external agendas and spreading negativity and misguiding the nation. A statement, Geo denied the allegations against Rehman, saying all taxes and legal requirements pertaining to the property purchase had been fulfilled. Senior editors of our country fail to catch bias,libel,or fabrication inserted into a story by a reporter. In some cases,the checks&balances were omitted in rush to get an important,’breaking’ news story to press(or on air). Furthermore,in many libel and defamation.
However, there’s a difference between simply posting propaganda and actually turning it into something that the target audience consumes. Biased media reporting is highly in practice by different media houses in Pakistan. When the conscience of the media sells, so the positions of the nations are sold out. One person or a few people receive the price of the whole nation, and where there is no grip system. It is public there, as is happening in Pakistan.
Due to yellow journalism there is low trust in media and journalists and owner on media houses in Pakistan, EJC reported. Other problems in Pakistani journalism include sensationalism and bribery. Lame stream media of Pakistan wants to be fed by govt ,other wise they will propagate fake news and destroy image of PTI government. They want to rob taxpayer money. Pakistan’s rapacious media is not known for ignoring a juicy story, particularly one involving secret government slush funds used to buy political support.
In some cases, the articles are designed to provoke an emotional response and placed on certain sites (“seeded”) in order to entice readers into sharing them widely. The targets of these new regulations would include social networking services. While posts shared on social media is its most visible aspect, there is so much more to fake news than exaggerated article titles on social media feeds.
In other cases, “fake news” articles may be generated and disseminated by “bots” – computer algorithms that are designed to act like people sharing information, but can do so quickly and automatically. Keeping in view the fact that Today’s News is Tomorrow’s history, our media are making wrong history. Journalism has lost its quality and has been replaced by blackmailing media which are willing to do any dirty work for money which may lead to disorder in the society.