Thursday, 9 March 2017

Jacob Hughes - FAKE NEWS AND POST TRUTH

In a world where Facebook has over one and half billion active users, and 44% of all American adults get their news from social media how much of it can be considered reliable? A recent study conducted by Buzzfeed showed that a surprising number of right and left wing news stories were either false or misleading. Claims that fake news could have had a significant influence on the outcome of the US election are entirely feasible; and with Mark Zuckerburg claiming 99% of Facebook news is true how much can we trust the news from our media?

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