10 Countries With a Serious FAKE NEWS Problem


Fake news has become something of a hot topic
in recent months. So much so that Collins dictionary even announced
“fake news” as their word of the year for 2017. The Western democracies can at least boast
a comparatively good record when it comes to freedom of the press. Journalists can expect to do their job without
fear of imprisonment or execution. That’s by no means the case everywhere. Reporters Without Borders ranks 180 countries
based on their commitment to press freedom. This list will dive to the murky depths of
those rankings, taking a closer look at those countries where the government exerts control
over the media and attempts to crush any alternative point of view. 10. Equatorial Guinea The African nation of Equatorial Guinea gained
its independence from Spain in 1968. Unfortunately, this just meant swapping one
dictator for another, and Francisco Macias Nguema proved to be a significant downgrade
from Francisco Franco. Nguema claimed to be a sorcerer, amassed a
huge collection of human skulls, and took great pleasure in torturing political opponents. It’s even been suggested that he may have
been a cannibal. Needless to say, Macias was not a supporter
of a free press; to be a journalist was in and of itself a crime punishable by death. With a third of the population having already
fled the country, Nguema was overthrown and executed by his nephew, Teodoro Obiang Nguema
Mbasogo, in 1979. Equatorial Guinea’s soldiers were so afraid
of Nguema’s supposed magical powers that a firing squad had to be hired from Morocco. The discovery of vast oil reserves in 1995
should have made the people of Equatorial Guinea very wealthy. While per capita income is now comparable
to the likes of Great Britain and South Korea, the oil riches have not been shared out evenly. Some three-quarters of the population still
live in grinding poverty. The plight of the people of Equatorial Guinea
is rarely reported on, not least because Mbasogo’s government routinely denies visas to foreign
journalists. Those who are allowed to enter are closely
monitored. Any misstep can be punished, and even taking
photographs can result in imprisonment. While the international community suspects
Mbasogo of corruption on a massive scale, Equatorial Guinea’s compliant media paints
a glowing picture of benevolent governance. This is not particularly surprising, since
the country’s television and radio stations are run by either the state or trusted members
of Mbasogo’s family. 9. Djibouti The small African nation of Djibouti is quite
possibly the least democratic democracy in the world. Its president, Ismail Omar Guellah, came to
power in 1999. Since then he has won three elections, none
of which could reasonably be described as a free and open contest. In 2005 the opposition parties believed the
process was so rigged against them that they boycotted the election altogether, leaving
Guellah to romp home with 100% of the vote. Guellah’s announcement that he would stand
again in 2011 was met by a wave of popular protest. The police responded by arresting hundreds
of protestors, including the leaders of the opposition parties. In 2016 a team of BBC journalists were kicked
out of the country just days after their arrival. Guellah, to nobody’s surprise, went on to
win another landslide victory. Guellah’s party retains a tight grip on
the media. Radio and television are owned by the state,
and only 10% of the population have access to the internet. Strict libel and slander laws keep journalists
in check, and few would ever dare to raise issues the government might deem controversial. More determined and vocal opponents of the
government tend to find themselves treated to a lengthy stay in one of Djibouti’s prison
facilities. Despite widespread evidence of Guellah’s
suppression of opposing political parties, he is regarded as a good friend of the West. Djibouti’s relative stability, and its location
at the gateway to the Suez Canal, lend it a certain strategic significance. The United States of America, France, Japan,
Italy and Spain all have military bases in Djibouti, which might explain their reluctance
to criticize Guellah and his apparent subversion of democracy. 8. Cuba The particular strain of Communism pursued
by Cuba is generally regarded as a softer, friendlier variety than that which infected
the Soviet Union and North Korea. Fidel Castro, and to a lesser extent his brother
and successor Raul Castro, are reviled in some quarters, but draw an equal amount of
praise. Fidel was a dictator, but he is often remembered
as a relatively benign one. Whether this is an accurate assessment is
questionable at best. It’s certainly true that Cuba under the
Castro brothers has achieved some quite remarkable feats. Despite US sanctions that have been in place
since 1960, Cuba boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the world. The nation’s health service is internationally
acclaimed, and has even been studied by experts from Western democracies such as Great Britain. Life expectancy is higher than in many far
wealthier nations, including the United States of America. Cuba has done these things well, but history
has shown that Communist governments rarely embrace criticism, constructive or otherwise. Unfortunately, that’s very much the case
in Cuba too. Freedom of speech is protected under the Cuban
constitution only if it “conforms to the aims of a socialist society.” Essentially, Cubans are free to say whatever
they like, so long as the government likes what they say. Fidel Castro made considerable use of these
sweeping powers. Over the course of his rule thousands of journalists
and human rights activists were imprisoned, many of them without the luxury of a trial. 7. Sudan Sudan is Africa’s third largest country,
and one of its most troubled. Since 1989 it has been ruled over by President
Omar al-Bashir, who swept into power in a bloodless military coup. Since then he has been accused of murder,
rape, genocide, and war crimes against his own people. He even shares the distinction of being one
of only two current heads of state to have had charges leveled against them by the International
Criminal Court; the other being Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, although the charges against him
have since been dropped. So long as al-Bashir remains in power, there
seems to be little chance of him being brought to trial. His travel options are nonetheless somewhat
limited if he wants to be sure of avoiding arrest. In 2015 he was forced to make a hasty retreat
from South Africa when the authorities there considered enforcing the ICC’s arrest warrant. Al-Bashir maintains that he is the victim
of a Western smear campaign. He can at least take some comfort in a personal
fortune of at least $1 billion, and perhaps a good deal more. The average Sudanese is far less fortunate. With an income of just $960 per-annum and
a life expectancy of little more than 60 years they are amongst the poorest people in the
world. 6. Vietnam The US Government went to war in Vietnam out
of a fear that Communism might take over the world. The domino theory held that when one nation
became infected with Communism its neighbors would soon follow, falling like dominoes. It was instead Communist governments that
proved unstable and prone to collapse. Vietnam is now one of only five Communist
states left standing – Laos being the only one that doesn’t appear on this list. Traditional media such as radio, television,
newspapers and magazines are firmly under government control. However, more than two-thirds of the population
now have access to the internet, and the authorities are struggling to maintain their monopoly
on information as Vietnam enters the digital age. Bloggers who dare to criticize the government
risk harassment, intimidation, physical violence, and arrest. To take just one example amongst many, in
November 2017 a blogger was sentenced to seven years in prison. His crime was to report on a toxic spill at
a steel mill, which dumped cyanide and carbolic into the sea and saw 70 tons of dead fish
washed up on the shore. The strong-arm tactics employed by Vietnam’s
one-party dictatorship have nonetheless failed to prevent bloggers from criticizing the government. Nor has the government been successful in
preventing an increasing number of people from bypassing traditional media and turning
to the internet for news. 5. China China has more people online than any other
nation on Earth – some 751 million of them. But they also face some of the tightest restrictions
on just what they can access. Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are
all blocked by China’s “Great Firewall.” Internet users are instead encouraged to sign
up to government-run equivalents, where content is tightly controlled and monitored. More enterprising individuals have worked
their way around the restrictions by signing up to Virtual Private Networks, but even these
are now being targeted by the authorities. In December 2017 a Chinese businessman was
sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for running a VPN. If this all sounds alarmingly Orwellian, then
much worse is just around the corner. In 2020 the Chinese government plans to assign
each citizen a “social ranking” determined by a complex computer algorithm. Each individual’s score will be based on
a multitude of factors such as the things they buy, whether they pay their bills on
time, and their performance in their job. Almost every aspect of a person’s life will
impact their ranking, even their friends. People who associate with high-scoring, compliant
citizens will have their own ranking pulled up, but the reverse will also apply. With each individual’s social ranking score
made public, those at the lower end of the scale will be impacted in their ability to
obtain loans, housing, work, and even foreign travel. Details of exactly how the algorithm will
work have not been released, but it has been revealed that a person’s behavior will be
factored into their score. Compliance will be rewarded, and it’s more
than likely that any criticism of the government will be punished. 4. Syria President Bashar al-Assad came to power in
Syria following the death of his ruthless father in June 2000. In those early days of his rule, hopes were
high that the former eye doctor would emerge as a champion of freedom and democracy. Assad promised change and democracy, granting
permission for Syria’s first independent newspaper to begin publishing. He even released anti-government activists
and closed Syria’s notorious Mezzeh Prison, where political prisoners were reportedly
beaten and tortured. Within just a year everything changed. Released prisoners were rounded up and imprisoned
again, promised reforms canceled, police and security officials retained the right to torture
suspects and prisoners, and Syria’s brief flirtation with an independent press ended. It may have been that Assad was forced to
change track by elements within his own party. Another possibility is that the so-called
Damascus spring was always conceived as a plan to lure political opponents into the
open. If Assad did take office with good intentions,
then things have gone rapidly downhill from there. With Syria locked in a vicious and complex
civil war since 2012, the Assad regime has been accused of the torture and murder of
prisoners, besieging and starving rebel-held cities, and crimes against humanity. However, it does appear that Assad’s brutal
methods have been successful in keeping him in power. The World Bank estimates the cost of rebuilding
Syria will be in excess of $200 billion. Given his record so far, it seems unlikely
that Assad will want to build a new Syria based on openness and freedom. 3. Turkmenistan Turkmenistan gained its independence from
the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then it’s gained a reputation for
being one of the most authoritarian, and downright strange, countries in the world. Saparmurat Niyavoz, Turkmenistan’s president
until his death in December 2006, combined eccentricity with an iron fist. Ballet, opera, and circuses were all banned. As were beards, facial hair, and gold teeth,
which Niyavoz condemned as being unhygienic. Enough paintings, pictures, and statues of
Niyavoz were plastered around Turkmenistan as to outnumber the country’s five-million
inhabitants. He named the month of January, several cities,
and even a breed of horses after himself. His mother was not forgotten, and both the
month of April and, bizarrely, bread were renamed in her honor. Niyavoz’s successor, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow,
reined in some of the strangeness, but his authoritarian instincts seem to be as strong
as his predecessor’s. With complete control of the media, Berdimuhamedow
has fashioned himself as the “protector” of the people. A recent video featuring Berdimuhamedow dressed
in army fatigues as he shows off his skills with an assault rifle has been widely mocked
and parodied. 2. Eritrea Sometimes referred to as Africa’s Hermit
Kingdom, Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1961. Since then Eritreans have had just one president,
a grand total of zero elections, and years of wars and border disputes with their Ethiopian
neighbor. The Ministry of Information controls the entire
media, which devotes much of its energy towards showering praise on President Isaias Afwerki. Eritrea’s impoverished people have the lowest
proportion of internet connections in the world, and thus almost no opportunity to access
alternative points of view. While the government claims that Eritrea is
an oasis of peace and tranquility, many of those who have fled the country claim they
had been effectively enslaved by the state. At the age of 18 every Eritrean becomes eligible
for national service with the military. In theory this should last for 18 months,
but in practice it can go on indefinitely. Until such time as they are released, conscripts
have almost no control over their lives. They are not permitted to marry, could be
stationed anywhere in the country, and are put to work on government infrastructure projects
such as building roads. In return they receive a meager wage that’s
scarcely enough to fend off starvation. Any hint of insubordination is dealt with
ruthlessly. Asking for leave, complaining, and even praying
can lead to arrest and detention. Thousands of Eritreans attempt to flee the
country every year. The official penalty for desertion is five
years imprisonment, but there are reports that a shoot to kill policy is in place. 1. North Korea It’s with good reason that North Korea is
sometimes referred to as the Hermit Kingdom. Since its creation in 1948, one family has
passed down power from father to son. Each member of the Kim dynasty has wielded
that power in the manner of a despotic medieval monarch. There were some hopes that Kim Jong Un, who
was educated in the West, might prove to be more open and conciliatory than his father
and grandfather. He has instead continued in the family tradition
of murdering rivals and loudly threatening South Korea and the United States of America
with destruction. North Korean media is devoted to portraying
the Kim family as benevolent godlike geniuses. North Koreans are told they are the wealthiest
and most fortunate people in the world. This was demonstrably false even in the late
1960s and early 1970s when the economy was outperforming that of their South Korean neighbor. It’s an even harder sell now that South
Korea has become one of the wealthiest nations in the world, while the North Korean economy
collapsed to the point that as many as 3 million people may have died of starvation in the
1990s. If the North Korean people ever realize the
extent of the lie perpetrated on them, it might prove impossible for the government
to retain its grip on power. The Kim family’s solution has been to create
a sealed society, with little information allowed in or out. Any North Korean found listening to a foreign
radio station, watching a foreign movie, or in possession of a foreign book or newspaper
risks arrest, torture, and deportation to one of North Korea’s brutal prison camps. The aggressive rhetoric and bizarre claims
coming out of North Korea on a regular basis are such that a satirical Twitter account,
purporting to be North Korea’s official news service, has been mistaken for the real
thing by several respectable media outlets.

100 comments on “10 Countries With a Serious FAKE NEWS Problem”

  1. Brad S says:

    He left out USA and that was a gross error. USA has the inverse problem with their fake news. BECAUSE of freedom of the press, idiots like Alex Jones, judicialwatch or other right wing extremist can influence an election using chants of satanic rituals against a female opponent. The baloney barrage.
    According to the video, its only fake news when you don't like the guy???
    USA not being on that list is disgusting and a bias.

    I am going to give my first thumbs down to this one. Then sneak over to another PC to give him a thumbs up to counter it.

  2. t395delta says:

    how does the us rank following alex jones lol

  3. laabitres says:

    Surprised to not see the US here well all know Fox News should just change it's name to Fake News

  4. M M says:

    That Chinese ranking thing sounds like a ramped up credit score.

  5. Tac Wolf says:

    The Netflix show Black Mirror has an episode exactly like the social ranking piece.

  6. Ulterior Motiffs says:

    #5 china: isn't that the first episode of Black Mirror

  7. Usman Ghani says:

    No free press in USA, American press can't speak against their army.

  8. drewpamon says:

    I think any country that has an official media outlet is suspect and should be on the list.

  9. Sean Weir says:

    So china is getting meowmeowbeanz

  10. Andrei Ulyanov says:

    The countries listed here do NOT have a fake news problem, they have a problem with suppression of the press. Fake news is a western phenomenon of supposedly legitimate news agencies spreading lies.

  11. Mishko J says:

    "In those early days of Israel" talking about Syria?

  12. Generic nigga straight white male picture says:

    All these lefties going Russia Russia Russia without having any real evidence behind it other than "the fbi has done an investigatiom over it where the found these russians guilty" are really driving me nut
    As long as they dont release their evidence in the same way as wikileaks did and are the same intelligence agencies which reported on "iraqs weapons of mass destruction" their accusations are worth nothing by themselfs and thankfully some liberals still have enough neurones to see that

  13. Alvin John Ballares says:

    Why is the Philippines not included?

  14. kailomonkey says:

    When I hear the term Fake News as a British person, I don't think of countries censoring media, I think of Trump claiming that already shared media with recorded evidence of him saying stuff… is Fake.

  15. SilvanaDil says:

    In the U.S., most broadcasting is privately funded. (Hardly anybody watches PBS or listens to NPR.) Some broadcasters tilt one way, so they tell certain lies. Other broadcasters tilt the other way, so they tell other lies. Sample both "camps," and discern the truth for yourself. OTOH, in most other "free" countries, e.g., Canada, the government funded broadcaster is the dominant broadcaster. When CBC likes the PM, it parrots him; when it doesn't like him, it attacks him.

  16. Emily Curewitz says:

    Donald trump's wet dream

  17. Connor Thompson says:

    We're on bad terms with China anyway, so let's start accepting defectors on a grander scale.

  18. Mo Cuishle says:

    The United States has lots of fake news, especially for the medias like Fox News are full of bull shitting and terribly fake news. The United States should definitely be on this top ten list. China actually has almost the least fake news, the restrictions of the freedom of speech is different from the inauthenticity of the news. There are lots of criticism speech against the government can not be published in China, but most of the existing news are very credible due to the strict censorship of the rumors.

  19. omaha2pt says:

    I instantly thought of Fox News when I saw the title of this video.

  20. CHEN TEDDY says:

    that's so unfair, you rank china at no.5, i think we should be no.2, second to NK.

  21. Gabriel Angcao says:

    I can't believe that the Philippines is not included.

  22. John Smith says:

    Remember when 'fake news' was called propaganda? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  23. GreenMordo says:

    Did you mean "10 MOST CENSORED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD"?

  24. Djordje N.Zrnic says:

    Us no1 no2 uk no3 israel

  25. Jared Quinney says:

    What about Russia

  26. Tara O says:

    The Chinese score you spoke of just sounds like a credit score to me.

  27. Gary Sturmabteilung says:

    What about Russkieland? Foreign reporters are constantly harassed by the FSB and many Russkie journalists and members of the opposition have been assasinated throughout the 2000s.

  28. Andrew D. says:

    I bet Simon would be a cool boss to work for.

  29. j stanton Good says:

    You said 1961 that Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia?!? I think that was 1991!

  30. David Boudreau says:

    Way to go Fidel!

  31. william warjri says:

    Wow. I guess time warner produced these top ten lists. This is a fake list of a fake list.

  32. Artem Ananyev says:

    No Iran?

  33. Bobby Knuckles says:

    Saudi Arabia?…..Khagossi?…

  34. Saffron Heart says:

    4 communist nations here no suprise only one left

  35. Lawrence Oliver McBeth says:

    Russia should`ve been #1

  36. Jon Haugland says:

    "Djibouti" is a fantastic name though LOL! "Ja-booty" 😆😆😆

  37. Joshua Bates says:

    China's ranking system is truly scary. I have no idea how it is going to work, but just wow!

  38. TheXDatabase says:

    china is a model for the EU

  39. NaySay Network says:

    Umm USA should have made the list

  40. SinRealm says:

    during my stay in Philippines, I've encountered a lot of fake news. from that flesh eating bacteria spread that was aired on the news, to news about the former dictator Marcos having enough money to buy out the entire Philippines if his son wins the election, to that stupid myth of one man who is related to Queen Victoria owning enough gold to make the country the richest in the world. And thing is, locals despite having internet connectivity, believed it and are willing to defend these "facts". And I heard that that news has been going on for more than ten years already. except for that flesh eating bacteria spread.

  41. McDrunkerson says:

    Funny, fake president Trump desperately wants the U.S. At the top of this list.

  42. nefelovamon says:

    I don't see USA or any European country on the list, so here's dislike number 131. Note: i'm European too.

  43. Oleksiy Alkhazov says:

    Мои соболезнования

  44. Thomas Wamberg says:

    Wow Simon. Really conflicted with your logical in Cuba doing all those things well (literacy, healthcare, etc). You do know that the world doesn’t actually investigate those claims and they take it for face value from Cuba? Just like how Cuba says all of there industries are 100% efficient…. Really upset that you just tried to perpetuate all that non sense, Simon.

  45. Thomas Conrow says:

    Deported to a prison camp is a strange turn of phrase.

  46. Iain Macmillan says:

    As well as being a British Nationalist you really are such an establishment shill. No mention of the UK where the MSM is totally in the pocket of Westminster.

  47. the angry australian says:

    Anyone watching in 2019 and wondering how Syria's doing?

  48. Lazar Jeremic says:

    Wow… amazing. Fake news and governments control over the media obviously (in your opinion) doesn't apply to western countries? How about USA's media control that reaches even farther than the USA borders? How about CNN, BBC, FOX and other that always further one or the other version of the story, depending what political party they follow (AKA are being financed by). And don't bull*ith people with "those are private media companies that are NOT being paid by some political regime or opposition and are being completely autonomous and in pursue of the truth" cause we all know that is not the REAL truth.
    Let's be honest, in the past decades (including present time) media is and has always been used by someone to insert their own agenda.
    You haven't for example mentioned Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and other countries in that region where government officials have total control of ALL media outlets except some online blogs and independent online media outlets (which usually are actually financed by the opposing political parties). All western governments are aware of that, and yet they still have their own agendas to fulfill and don't actually care cause usually that chaos is useful to their own manipulations and control in this region.

  49. RoseRevanCroix says:

    🙂 I think you spelled "ALL countries have a serious fake news problem" wrong;

  50. UMER GAMING says:

    India is number 1

  51. Tiger Style says:

    I'm so sick of hearing "tyrant x is a friend of the West" or of the US. Anyone that treats their people like they own them isn't my friend. Government yet again fails to represent it's people to further it's own interests.

  52. Danny Landrum says:

    CNN and NBC are rapidly pushing USA up the list.

  53. Tommy Hayfield says:

    I am watching this from Florida, USA to show (myself and others?) this is not the worst place to live in the world. USA didn*t make this list, why? Maybe they snuck in there. I*ll watch again. Our Trump is the WORST ever, at least in America. EVER!!

  54. Ebady Yehya says:

    No western countries that have fake media !
    I thought something wrong with westerns, turns out they have super honest media 🙂

    or maybe simon have double standards only showing faults of poor african and asian countries.

    How about a video of rich democratic countries that uses deception to manipulate elections, taxes and administration jobs in the favor of the elit?
    Do u dare to make it 🙂

  55. Heather H says:

    Um….these aren't countries with a "fake" news problem, these are countries with a FREE news problem. HUGE difference.

  56. J. says:

    I feel like china is trying REALLY hard to be North Korea…

  57. Adriana Zea-Smith says:

    omg!!! That China algorhythm-based social ranking is so like that episode in Black Mirror!!!

  58. miyabi timelapse says:

    where is uk and usa?? it’s a bizarre fact too many people in the usa got deplatformed by political ideas.

  59. Spock Johnson says:

    wow. you morons actually forgot america. wow

  60. Khalid Mujahid says:

    #5 sounds like the 'credit score' system

  61. undeadpresident says:

    You forgot the USA. US media is constantly spreading fake news. All the major networks are in cahoots with each other and promote false narratives to push political agendas including wars. All Zionist-run.

  62. Sl33pingLionheart says:

    You can add Hungary to this list.

  63. Johnny Shields says:

    Cuba's health service is internationally acclaimed? I think some dead cubans are rolling over.

  64. Father Konstantin Sorrell says:

    This is a video with an embedded target, and says NOTHING about FAKE News! The targets are: Syria, China to name two…to paint them as criminal by association. This is a rubbish video…

  65. gerard praetz says:

    The west also has a problem. Reporters who do not limit what they say to stuff allowed by the 5 companies who own the media, do not get to be reporters. Remember that President George W. Bush and some of his Administration were declared to be war criminals by the world court. The Administration violated what the US called the worst possible crime when the Nurenberg Trials wher conducted after WW II.

  66. Zack Carty says:

    America should be on this list. News not telling stories at all, editing used to change what happened and using unnamed sources to tell outright lies etc

  67. KOGA _NINZ says:

    wow, just goes to show that most places in the world still have dial-up -_-"

  68. Nautilus1972 says:

    Hello? What country DOESN'T have fake news? America abolished its fair news practices in the 80s – they actully abolished it, meaning both sides of the story did not need to be fairly represented. Hence, Fox News was born ….

  69. Nolan LaValley says:

    I thought that the United States would at least be number ten, if not higher. We have a serious fake news problem, want proof? Turn on your tv to nbc, abc, cnn, msnbc…and also there is a big difference between fake news and restriction of information sharing.

  70. Will Brawner says:

    China is losing grip on dictatorship

  71. Andy Dudley says:

    no mention of the rowe of saviles at the tory bbc

  72. gingataisen says:

    North Koreans, like everybody else, have the government they deserve.

  73. The Felt says:

    you forgot the UK and USA on fake news

  74. firstname lastname says:

    Cheers to Simon for pronouncing Laos correct. The "s" is silent

  75. Rex Steve Anderson says:

    Mocha Uson and Jay Zonsa left the room!

  76. kapil4417037 says:

    Where is India, India is champion in giving fake news about nepal

  77. Srth B says:

    I Like your channel sir. your's is 99.99% True facts. While 00.01% is not. FYI

  78. Atif Baig says:

    US and UK are the biggest liars. Ever.

  79. Rpbert Butt says:

    CANADA PAYS FAKE NEWS CBC 1.9 BILLION A YEAR , 1 BILLION A YEAR TO UN TO FAKE GLOBAL WARMING , ANOTHER 15 BILLION TO HURT FEELINGS OF ISLAMIC TERRORIST COUNTRIES COURTESY OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU PM OF CANADA IS BANKRUPTING CANADIAN TAX PAYERS AS LONG AS JUSTIN GETS HIS UN SEAT FOR HIM SELF

  80. Qadwani says:

    India should be on top

  81. Filipe Dias says:

    Where are the US? Or any called democratic nations? With their media controling and manipulating public opinion?

  82. Amadeus von Beaverhausen says:

    Oh, come on. Corporate and political interests have literally owned American news outlets for years.

  83. Jeremy Upsala says:

    Seriously? No mention of the United States lately? Come on man! 🙄

  84. doug pug says:

    you forgot the corporate media in the USA and Canada who tend to lean left .why i don`t know.maybe the left wing politicians are cheaper to buy

  85. Nishanth Bhat says:

    India is working it's way up to this list

  86. thulomanchay says:

    Those countries don't have "fake news" problems, rather they have "real news" problems.
    Its the free liberal countries that have "fake news" problems. Europe, the US are among the top. They expertly disseminate fake news. Notably Assad using chemical weapons. Trump collusion with the Russians over the elections.

  87. susza89 says:

    No Sweden on the list? No US?

  88. Rob Fantini says:

    gurp-gork? baksheesh! kop, kop, kop

  89. Robert Does Wrestling Reviews says:

    The claim that Cuba have the best health system in the world is pure propaganda, just search for photos inside Cuban hospitals that are not exclusive for the government people.

  90. saurabh mhatre says:

    There is distinct difference between press freedom and fake news. Sad to see this video jumbling up two.

  91. No Body says:

    Philippines would be in this list when the Duterte administration give soo much budget on Presidential Communication on Operations Office and the undersecretary is a sex Guru. Plus the history recreationist by the Marcoses.

  92. paul drummond says:

    Scotland should be in here

  93. Graham Lowe says:

    wonder how many of these 10 counties actually allow youtube?

  94. Erik Mårtensson says:

    Surprised Sweden is not on this list! With all the ethnic cleansing and everything…

  95. Anders Axmark says:

    This video is about countries that don’t have freedom of the press. What we have in the West is fake news, I.e. propaganda

  96. fred Lastfred says:

    And the has West Murdoch and News Corp running it.

  97. Wu Li says:

    One in five Americans insists the sun revolves around the earth, while over half of them debate the definitions of words in the dictionary, never suspecting or caring in the slightest that the dictionary merely contains popular definitions. They've been voting for whoever advertises the most in both local and national elections for over twenty years, while the president of the US cut the mass media a deal on their rent using the money he saved from never paying taxes. The real fake news is the idea these people receive any kind of meaningful education at all, while the same idiots who teach them are now lobbying congress to censor the entire internet so they can protect the same idiots they teach from themselves. It is illegal to vote for Mickey Mouse people, the sad real news is that you can't even have fake news, when your government is fake, Fox News is legally entertainment, and 300 million people can't even share their words and play nice.

  98. Joaquim Gama e silva says:

    The greatest fake news of all : Osama Bin Laden did the 11/9 atack

  99. Mehr Hasan says:

    Also India n USA

  100. Kyril J says:

    Of course Cuba's literacy rate and life expectancy are the highest in the world. The regime makes up all the statistics.

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