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

Week 3- Discussion.docx - Topic 1 Fake News This week you...

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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 is always a detrimental avenue that can heavily influence both parties. Whatever the party of your choosing, it is inevitable to have some sort of fake news spread across the parties whether you choose to believe that or not. Just recently, in the 2016 Presidential election, we have seen multiple news outlets expressing the concerns of this very issue. As National Public Radio (Kurtzleben, 2018) reported, the Facebook CEO testified regarding fake news heavily influenced the 2016 Election. There were multiple fake news stories being spread not only was the point of convincing either party negative thoughts about the candidates but it presents itself in a negative manner where it starts to confuse people. What are three ways you can verify articles and images to avoid being fooled by fake news?
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