CMST 301 WEEK 3 DISCUSSION - Topic 1 Fake News This week you watched Fake news vs real news(PBS online video Discussion Fake news is no longer a matter

CMST 301 WEEK 3 DISCUSSION - Topic 1 Fake News This week...

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Topic 1 : Fake News This week, you watched Fake news vs real news (PBS online video): Discussion: Fake news is no longer a matter of the occasional hoax. There is growing evidence that fake news has the power to shape public opinion and even sway elections. As more Americans get their news online, it is increasingly vital that we as consumers know how to verify sources and spot fake news. Questions: 1. Explain at least two ways fake news could affect the results of future elections or may have affected the recent mid-term election? Fake news can or may have an effect in future elections in plenty of ways. One way it can have an effect is that a person's view of the presidential candidate. The actions of the candidate can change a voter's perception and may have changed their view on who to vote for, or even if the voter wants to vote at all. Another way is the fact that once the news is out, that stigmatism is stuck with that person forever publicly and privately if he or she wins the presidency or not.
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