Fake News

Almost every day, we hear something about fake news. Everyone has an opinion on which websites or stations fall under the category of “fake news”. What is it, though? Fake news is deceptive news that masquerades itself as legitimate news. These sites exist to push propaganda. Fake news dominated Facebook during the 2016 election and it actually received more engagements than actual verifiable news. It can impact our democracy when we rely on news sources that aren’t legitimate. Why? We lose trust in the media and we can’t agree on facts. Check out the short video I made about fake news. Do you still see fake news on your pages?

Fake News- Final Project from Lauren O’Connor on Vimeo.


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