Week3.docx - Topic 1 Fake News 1 Explain at least two ways fake news could affect the results of the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections Media can play

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Topic 1 : Fake News 1. Explain at least two ways fake news could affect the results of the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections? Media can play a great deal in affecting the outcome of the upcoming elections. Like in the video, Dan Abrams said that he doesn’t think its fake news but considers more biased news. Instead of just reporting the fact, they tend to mix in their opinions as well. This could lead to people changing their views of certain political parties and voting for the other. According to Dan Abrams, most of the media are biased to the left. So, the media is trying to influence people to vote for the left. Another way is to blame the President for something he didn’t do or has no control over it, which would lead people to change their mind and vote for the other candidate. 2. What can companies like Facebook and Twitter do to stop users from spreading fake news? What can we, as consumers, do? What do you think would work, especially with younger users?
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