Monday, November 21, 2016

THE IMPACT OF FAKE NEWS


As sources of news have proliferated in the last century so has the amount of fake news which can mislead, confuse and misdirect people. Such news has the potential to sway public opinion, increase polarization and influence the outcome of elections. Do your research and write about how fake news comes about, what its effects are and what can be done about it. 
Familiarize yourself with the effect news can have:
·         How the news distorts our world view? https://www.ted.com/talks/alisa_miller_shares_the_news_about_the_news
Now move on to fake news:
·         A brief history of fake news https://www.corbettreport.com/psyops-101-a-brief-history-of-fake-news/ 
Reading material to make notes on:
·         The rise and rise of fake news http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37846860
·         Assessing the negative effects of fake news http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/11/assessing-the-negative-effects-of-fake-news
·         Facebook’s failure: did fake news and polarized politics get Trump elected? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/10/facebook-fake-news-election-conspiracy-theories
·         Fake news is a problem on Facebook but the echo chamber effects is more significant
·         Facebook won’t block fake news posts because it has no incentive 
Videos to take notes from:
·         Fake news’ impacts on politics http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/fake-news-impact-on-politics/
·         How do we chart a path forward among deluge of fake news http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jeff-jarvis-issues-call-for-cooperation-against-fake-news/ 
·         The impact of fake news on social media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw7yrUh_NsA


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