The word “Fake News” by the decision of the well–known Collins Dictionary as word of the year has come up with trouble for the human rights activist around the world.
The decision itself is not looking bad, but in reality, it portrays the ubiquity of the growing rate of fake news creating serious troubles for the human rights movements since the time number of stories has blurred the lines between fact and fiction, truth and lies. When it comes to the difference between the reality and propaganda, most of the news facts get a pretty raw deal these days – the US climate change policy is clearly based on confused science such as the election news have been generated on the basis of social media apps such as Facebook compare to the real stories through renowned media organizations. However, neuroscientists have warned that, the facts these days not really convinced and the stories that may not come up with the true facts and figures all the time.
The rise in the ignorance for facts is truly a genuine problem when it comes to the stories of the human rights activists around the world.
The famous author of the book Timothy Snyder in his book “On Tyranny” has warned that “To abandon the true facts is same to abandon the freedom”. The human rights activist around the world should narrate their stories convincingly and should advocates Rohingya refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing or those who mercilessly deported from the US to Mexico, needs to be credible and with true facts rather than manipulating the reality.
The fact-finding and the storytelling should be based on the witnessing. Elie Wiesel the survivor of the Holocaust that has dedicated his life in the commitment to give witness and speak in the hope, by presuming the incredible, peoples need to make sure that they will not do it again, According to the human right watch published a post.
“Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented, “he added.
When it comes to the encounter of the human rights activist around the world with the victims, they must have a commitment to be careful about fact-finding, to gather the evidence, the corroboration of details and to unveil the truth prevail justice to the society, he further added that.
But the issue is far broader and the people who deal with the fake news seek to make fact fungible and to provide the world noise of competing for hyper-partisan narratives where verdict does not make a difference and the truth at the end of the day comes from the allays of the troublemaker.
The well–known personalities including politicians have begun deploy “Fake News” as the smear on fact-finding by media personals, human rights organizations and including the prosecutors. While in the process, they usually seek to break the link between the evidence and accountability, and it makes more problematic to make sure those who are answerable for their misdeeds.
Each and every single day the ordinary people or the people who are the victims put their lives in risk and tell the stories to the human right activists for the justice because they knew that another option is only to keep themselves in silence. On the other hands, if the human rights activists and human rights watchdogs starting tempering the facts, then ultimately no one will have their confidence of these so-called human rights that have made for the stronger ones but not for the weaker ones.