MediaWatch

Spin, ambiguity and 'sarcasm'

Donald Trump says his remarks about Barack Obama being the founder of the IS group were mere "sarcasm". The Republican presidential nominee then went on to the taunt the media for having taken him so seriously. We take a look at how the media try to handle Trump's ambiguous language: Real-time fact-checking being one new approach adopted by some rolling news channels. Finally, we take a look at the new industry of "fake news" which can generate quite substantial advertising revenue.