How do we choose which news to consume? Get the scoop on how opinions and facts affect the news and how to tell them apart.
With the advent of the Internet and social media, news is distributed at an incredible rate by an unprecedented number of different media outlets. How do we choose which news to consume? Damon Brown gives the inside scoop on how the opinions and facts (and sometimes non-facts) make their way into the news and how the smart reader can tell them apart.
In this video, the team meets again, after analyzing and evaluating their search results from academic articles and news sources. They found they need to be careful in avoiding using fake news into their work. Fake news is not a new phenomenon, but with the rise of social media like Facebook and Twitter and the extensive use of messaging apps like WhatsApp and WeChat, we are faced with growing cases of FAKE news.
Dive into the phenomenon known as circular reporting and how it contributes to the spread of false news and misinformation. In previous decades, most news with global reach came from several major newspapers and networks with the resources to gather information directly. The speed with which information spreads now, however, has created the ideal conditions for something called circular reporting. Noah Tavlin sheds light on this phenomenon.