Uncovering the truth in the era of fake news

National | INSIGHTS Mar 31, 2017

Uncovering the truth in the era of fake news

by Ayako Mie

About three years ago, Makoto Watanabe, then an investigative reporter at The Asahi Shimbun newspaper, had a "hunch," based on his experience covering the pharmaceutical industry, that an advertising agency might be paying a major news organization to write stories about certain drugs to ...