Companies like Facebook and Twitter can implement fact checking algorithms to stop users from spreading fake news. Before a user posts information to Facebook or Twitter, it should be automatically checked for originality and facts. Once it’s verified, then the user should be able to post it. Facebook already uses third party for fact checking, but they only do it after the post goes viral and everyone is talking about it. As consumers, we should get our information from reliable source and double check the sources and information before we post it on social media. The younger users should be given a class on social media etiquette and the impact of posting fake news without checking the sources. Topic 2 : The Decline of the Newspaper Industry 1. Pick a recent major national event or news story that interests you (the event/news story must not be more than 2 months old). Then, select two papers of the six discussed in the reading and explore the differences in how those newspapers reported on the story. How does the newspaper’s audience affect the way in which a story is presented? Include a link to the news stories you selected.
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