week 3 dis.docx - 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

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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 the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections? I think that fake news plays a huge part in the election process. We see everyday fake news being put out through all social media outlets. As the video states President Trump is always quick to address things he does not believe in as “fake news” regardless if it is indeed factual. One way I see fake news affecting the upcoming election is that we as voters will heavily rely on information posted about each campaign due to COVID-19 making rallies and such things impossible to attend to hear from the campaigners exactly their campaigning points. Which I could see
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