APUSGOV 4.04 The Media Assignment.pdf - Americans make up a...

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Americans make up a large and ideologically diverse audience that is rapidly increasing its demand for media and political communications. This has led to debates over media bias, the impact of media ownership, and the impact of partisan news sites. Articulate a defensible claim or thesis on whether media analysis and commentary influence political views. Deepfakes are fabricated videos that are easily produced on the internet. The article addresses the issue that they’re becoming more and more popular as we get closer to the 2020 elections. The author believes that “skillfully made deepfake videos could persuade voters that a particular candidate said or did something she didn’t say or do.” Several of these videos have already been produced against President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton, to name a few. All of the examples listed are examples of priming in media bias; the videos are created with the intent to sway the public to look negatively upon political leaders. Several bills have been proposed to make the creation of deepfakes a federal crime, but they have not been enacted yet. Fake news have evolved and taken a new form: deepfakes. The creation of fabricated news and videos negatively impact media analysis and influence political views. The CNBC

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