Week 3 Discussion.docx - Week 3 Discussion Topic 1 Fake News This week you watched Christiane Amanpour Chris Anderson How to Seek Truth in the Era of

Week 3 Discussion.docx - Week 3 Discussion Topic 1 Fake...

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Week 3 Discussion Topic 1 : Fake News This week, you watched Christiane Amanpour & Chris Anderson How to Seek Truth in the Era of Fake News (TED Talk video): Discussion: Amanpour mentioned that she wished that the proliferation of platforms upon which we get our information meant that there was a proliferation of truth and transparency and depth and accuracy. Questions Explain at least two ways fake news could affect the results of future elections or may have affected the recent presidential election? Fake news can always sway one side of politics or the other. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or liberal, there is always effects of fake news. For instance in the recent 2016 Presidential elections, there is a number of articles addressing this issue. It is believed that posts utilizing the facebook platform that was fake or inaccurate aided in President Trump winning the elections. According to a recent article “Social media plays a bigger role in bringing people to fake news sites than it plays in bringing them to real news sites” (Kurtzleben, 2018). Additionally, fake news helps persuade and influence the American Voters to side with one candidate or the other. Through the utilization of social media, fake new has a far greater reach than any other platform. What are three ways you can verify articles and images to avoid being fooled by fake news? There are quite a few ways in which to ensure the articles we read, as well as images online are legitimate. The first of which is to check the date, and credentials of article, as well as the author or publicist.
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