Israel and Pakistan almost went to war over a fake news story. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Both media and officials have to do a better job with fact checking before publishing anything on Twitter and having a very fast and foolish response to what is obviously a fake story, media analysts told RT.
Israel and Pakistan came close to the brink of nuclear war thanks to a viral piece of fake news.
According to an article from the website AWD, Israel’s former Defense Minister threatened Pakistan with a nuclear strike, should Islamabad dare to send troops to Syria.
The story provoked a heated exchange between the two countries on social media. Pakistani Defense Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif – apparently in reaction to the article – tweeted: “Israel forgets Pakistan is a nuclear state too.”
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