Fake News (Why is Fake News an Epidemic? # # (Authority/credibility is…
vs. Fake News
cannot distinguish the two
Satire is a device to
an idea, a person, etc.
to the fact that their work is satirical
Satirical writing is about
something incorrect (can be political, moral, etc.)
Fake News has
Conflicts of Interest
(ex. political affiliation)
Who wrote it:question:
An accredited journalist? An expert with an opinion? A company? A random guy?
What claims does it make:question:
Do the claims have multiple primary sources? Are the claims backed by other credited writers?
When was it published:question:
Is it breaking news? If yes, be wary of any source. Nobody gets it right immediately after an event.
Where was it published:question:
Real news is published by trustworthy sources with a track record of accountability and professionalism. Be wary of anything that does not meet that standard.
How does it make you feel:question:
Fake news is designed to make you feel strong emotions. Take a deep breath and dig deeper into the article's authenticity.
Why is Fake News an
Social Media lets
fake news camoflauge with daily life.
constructed and contextual
Not a bad thing. People just need to be more careful
for publishers of fake news
Strong Emotion increases Virality
Things that remind us of ourselves
Things that friends/family associate with
Social media for marketing
Mind mapping was
effective. It was quite frustrating at first (having never done it before, unfamiliar with Coggle, etc.) but the learning curve was worth it. Mind mapping made it much easier to put and arrange my thoughts/ideas on the page. I can do it much more quickly too since I don't need to write detailed explanations right away to make sense of the map. I give it a
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