The True Story of Fake News

The True Story of Fake News

The depths of lies, distortions, and omissions from traditional mainstream media will shock you; and now they’re colluding with the top tech companies trying to maintain their information monopolies. This is The True Story of Fake News.

Author: Mark Dice

Publisher: Mark Dice

ISBN: 9781943591039

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

View: 388

Is fake news being spread through social media as part of an information war? Are political operatives publishing disinformation to smear the opposition and help their own agendas? Who creates fake news, how does it spread, and can it be stopped? What are the real world effects of fake news stories that go viral? Did it affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Or is ‘fake news’ a fake problem, designed to justify tighter control over the mechanisms of sharing information online to drive audiences back to brand name media outlets because their audiences and influence are dwindling? Media analyst Mark Dice takes a close look at the fake news phenomenon and the implications of mega-corporations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter becoming the ultimate gatekeepers and distributors of news and information. You will see the powerful and deceptive methods of manipulation that affect us all, as numerous organizations and political activists cunningly plot to have their stories seen, heard, and believed by as many people as possible. The depths of lies, distortions, and omissions from traditional mainstream media will shock you; and now they’re colluding with the top tech companies trying to maintain their information monopolies. This is The True Story of Fake News.
Categories: Political Science

Fake News

Fake News

Not only has lying always been part of the political repertoire, but the notion of a post-truth era also creates too harsh a break with the past, failing to address the central questions of how to distinguish between different (legitimate) ...

Author: Jente Althuis

Publisher:

ISBN: 993456422X

Category: Fake news

Page: 128

View: 433

Categories: Fake news

Fake News

Fake News

In this book, readers will learn about fake news: how it gets made, how it affects the public, how governments and special interest groups use fake news to push specific agendas, and how fake news, alongside social media, is re-shaping ...

Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781642820201

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 914

Fake news! has become such a common refrain on TV and Twitter, as well as the topic of major criminal investigations, but many still have a hard time distinguishing between fake news and legitimate reporting. Furthermore, many fail to grasp the extent of the role that data research centers and foreign governments in the propagation of inaccurate, sensational stories. In this book, readers will learn about fake news: how it gets made, how it affects the public, how governments and special interest groups use fake news to push specific agendas, and how fake news, alongside social media, is re-shaping politics and society.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Anatomy of Fake News

The Anatomy of Fake News

This book gives crucial insight into the fake news phenomenon and dissociation from reality in the Trump era and is an important contribution to the fight for media literacy.

Author: Nolan Higdon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520347878

Category: Fake news

Page: 248

View: 946

Since the 2016 US presidential election, debates about fake news have appeared regularly in entertainment, politics, and news media. While many agree on the dangers associated with fake news, there is no consensus around the definition of the phenomenon, and its origins are loosely attributed to a variety of practices and technologies. Much of the discourse has focused on proposing solutions, with media literacy being one of the most frequently mentioned. Nolan Higdon cautions, however, that critical media literacy pedagogy will be unsuccessful without a comprehensive understanding of fake news. The Anatomy of Fake News offers the first examination of fake news for the purpose of creating effective critical news literacy. Higdon employs a critical-historical media ecosystems framework to identify the producers, themes, purposes, and influences of fake news and incorporates his findings into an invaluable fake news detection kit. This much-needed resource provides a rich history of fake news and a promising set of pedagogical strategies for mitigating its pernicious influence.
Categories: Fake news

Fake News

Fake News

Belief in False News In one of the first studies conducted on belief in fake news, I
presented forty-four undergraduate university students with fake and true news
stories.3 Participants were asked to read these stories and then provide titles for
 ...

Author: Melissa Zimdars

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262538367

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 868

New perspectives on the misinformation ecosystem that is the production and circulation of fake news. What is fake news? Is it an item on Breitbart, an article in The Onion, an outright falsehood disseminated via Russian bot, or a catchphrase used by a politician to discredit a story he doesn't like? This book examines the real fake news: the constant flow of purposefully crafted, sensational, emotionally charged, misleading or totally fabricated information that mimics the form of mainstream news. Rather than viewing fake news through a single lens, the book maps the various kinds of misinformation through several different disciplinary perspectives, taking into account the overlapping contexts of politics, technology, and journalism. The contributors consider topics including fake news as “disorganized” propaganda; folkloric falsehood in the “Pizzagate” conspiracy; native advertising as counterfeit news; the limitations of regulatory reform and technological solutionism; Reddit's enabling of fake news; the psychological mechanisms by which people make sense of information; and the evolution of fake news in America. A section on media hoaxes and satire features an oral history of and an interview with prankster-activists the Yes Men, famous for parodies that reveal hidden truths. Finally, contributors consider possible solutions to the complex problem of fake news—ways to mitigate its spread, to teach students to find factually accurate information, and to go beyond fact-checking. Contributors Mark Andrejevic, Benjamin Burroughs, Nicholas Bowman, Mark Brewin, Elizabeth Cohen, Colin Doty, Dan Faltesek, Johan Farkas, Cherian George, Tarleton Gillespie, Dawn R. Gilpin, Gina Giotta, Theodore Glasser, Amanda Ann Klein, Paul Levinson, Adrienne Massanari, Sophia A. McClennen, Kembrew McLeod, Panagiotis Takis Metaxas, Paul Mihailidis, Benjamin Peters, Whitney Phillips, Victor Pickard, Danielle Polage, Stephanie Ricker Schulte, Leslie-Jean Thornton, Anita Varma, Claire Wardle, Melissa Zimdars, Sheng Zou
Categories: Political Science

UNDERSTANDING THE ALLURE AND DANGER OF FAKE NEWS IN SOCIAL MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS

UNDERSTANDING THE ALLURE AND DANGER OF FAKE NEWS IN SOCIAL MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS

In 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers ... [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of news writers who, without any regard to truth or to what ...

Author: Abhijeet Shirsat

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1048457332

Category: Fake news

Page: 149

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In 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote,"The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers... [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of news writers who, without any regard to truth or to what should be like truth, [invent] and put into the papers whatever might serve the ministers. This suffices with the mass of the people who have no means of distinguishing the false from the true paragraphs of a newspaper" (Sec.51). Jefferson's views are as salient today as they were in 1785. Some 232 years later, a "mass of people" struggle to distinguish between news that is real and news that is false. The largest context for this struggle to date was the 2016 United States presidential election (Pew Center, 2016c). For some, the "fake news" found on social media has become a harbinger for the emergence of a despotic government (Pew Center). The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the phenomenon of fake news through the lived experience of graduate students in the United States. The prospective student participants were pursuing advanced degrees in higher education. This research study utilized the uses and gratifications theory (UGT) approach to analyze how and why people used social media during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In light of the influence of fake news on the 2016 presidential election, this study also aimed to investigate the reasons why people believed that fake news were appealing. The thematic analysis revealed people were gratified by the use of social media for connecting with friends and family, gathering and sharing information, and as a vehicle of expression. Participants found a significant amount of fake news stories on social media during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They tried to identify and differentiate between fake news and real news using the fact-checking websites and major news sources. However, the two significant themes that emerged during the interviews illustrated that the participants felt that fake news on social media were ideologically polarizing the society and affecting their personal relationships. Upgrade in public policies related to social media were recommended in this study.
Categories: Fake news

American Journalism and Fake News Examining the Facts

American Journalism and  Fake News   Examining the Facts

as denvernews.com, which is not a real newspaper, and feature headlines that
are intended to bait viewers into clicking on the story ... Financially motivated fake
news stories were those produced purely to attract clicks and shares to generate
 ...

Author: Seth Ashley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440861840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 441

This book provides a comprehensive and impartial overview of the state of American journalism and news-gathering in the 21st century, with a special focus on the rise—and meaning—of "fake news." • Reflects an easy-to-navigate question-and-answer format • Uses quantifiable data from respected sources as the foundation for examining every issue • Provides readers with leads to conduct further research in extensive Further Reading sections accompanying each entry • Analyzes claims made by individuals and groups of all political backgrounds and ideologies to fairly represent a diversity of perspectives
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Research on Deception Fake News and Misinformation Online

Handbook of Research on Deception  Fake News  and Misinformation Online

False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation
points. If shocking claims in the headline sound unbelievable, they probably are.
2. Look loosely at the URL. A phony or look-alike URL may be a warning sign of
false ...

Author: Chiluwa, Innocent E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522585374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 651

View: 713

The growing amount of false and misleading information on the internet has generated new concerns and quests for research regarding the study of deception and deception detection. Innovative methods that involve catching these fraudulent scams are constantly being perfected, but more material addressing these concerns is needed. The Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News, and Misinformation Online provides broad perspectives, practices, and case studies on online deception. It also offers deception-detection methods on how to address the challenges of the various aspects of deceptive online communication and cyber fraud. While highlighting topics such as behavior analysis, cyber terrorism, and network security, this publication explores various aspects of deceptive behavior and deceptive communication on social media, as well as new methods examining the concepts of fake news and misinformation, character assassination, and political deception. This book is ideally designed for academicians, students, researchers, media specialists, and professionals involved in media and communications, cyber security, psychology, forensic linguistics, and information technology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fake News Exposed

Fake News Exposed

If you need to inform yourself so you can counter media distortions and misinformation, this book is for you. If you need a handy reference to quickly dispel media misinformation, this book is for you.

Author: Daniel R. Street

Publisher: Daniel R. Street

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page:

View: 709

Does the news media unfairly attack President Donald J. Trump? Does Fake News actually exist? Are media reports about President Trump often unreliable? Is the legacy media biased against President Trump, the Trump campaign, the Trump family and their businesses? This book demonstrates the answer to all of the above is YES. The legacy news media routinely attacks President Trump with biased or distorted stories, fabricated outrage, misrepresented "facts," unverified, unproven anonymous sources, misquotations and more. Fake News Exposed lays these media attacks bare using the media's own articles and reports, compared and contrasted with the real news and evidence. 50 separate Fake News stories are covered, broken down and compared to what really happened. Politics and media reports will never be viewed the same after reading Fake News Exposed. From the Charlottesville "very fine people" lie to the phony Russia Collusion to trade wars and the economy, news media attacks on President Trump of every kind are revealed, exposed and debunked. After reading Fake News Exposed the media will never be able to fool you again. If you wonder if the news media is trustworthy, this book is for you. If you want to learn the tactics employed by news media to spread misinformation, this book is for you. If you want to know the truth about numerous misinformation campaigns carried out against President Trump and his Administration, this book is for you. If you need to inform yourself so you can counter media distortions and misinformation, this book is for you. If you need a handy reference to quickly dispel media misinformation, this book is for you.
Categories: Political Science

Fake News

Fake News

Fake news involves the purposeful reporting of inaccurate information. Today, some people use the term to dismiss news stories they do not like. But many media organizations and schools are working to help people recognize fake news.

Author: Kari A. Cornell

Publisher: In Focus

ISBN: 1682827151

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 992

Fake news involves the purposeful reporting of inaccurate information. Today, some people use the term to dismiss news stories they do not like. But many media organizations and schools are working to help people recognize fake news. Fake News explores the history of this issue and how it has evolved, including how people and laws are addressing it today.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Fake News

Fake News

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism.

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

ISBN: 9781541552487

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 993

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to encompass a broad universe of news stories and marketing strategies ranging from outright lies, propaganda, and conspiracy theories to hoaxes, opinion pieces, and satire—all facilitated and manipulated by social media platforms. This title explores journalistic and fact-checking standards, Constitutional protections, and real-world case studies, helping readers identify the mechanics, perpetrators, motives, and psychology of fake news. A final chapter explores methods for assessing and avoiding the spread of fake news.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Fake News

Fake News

The volume pairs original research with articles from prominent scholarly journals, offering a wide-ranging and accessible discussion of debates central to the current post-truth era, covering topics such as social media, the Onion, ...

Author: Josh Grimm

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807172001

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 232

Whether used as a political tactic to discredit news stories and media outlets, or as a description of false information manufactured and circulated for profit, the term “fake news” holds a particularly caustic sway in twenty-first-century society. A frequent subject of cable news broadcasts, periodical coverage, and social media chatter—and a constant talking point for political pundits—its impact spans from shaping minor differences in partisanship to influencing elections. In Fake News! Josh Grimm gathers a range of critical approaches to provide an essential resource for readers, students, and teachers interested in understanding this ever-present feature of today’s media and political landscape. The opening section surveys the long history of fake news, with examples ranging from seventeenth-century satires of early newspapers to propaganda efforts in Nazi Germany, and then traces the evolution of the term over time. The following section explores how exposure to fake news impacts individuals, with particular emphasis on changes in popular discourse and the ability to assess sources critically. Essays in this section also highlight approaches developed by newsrooms and other organizations, including Facebook and Google, to fight the widespread dissemination of fake news. The volume pairs original research with articles from prominent scholarly journals, offering a wide-ranging and accessible discussion of debates central to the current post-truth era, covering topics such as social media, the Onion, InfoWars, media literacy, and the radicalization of white men. By highlighting key components and practical methods for examining misinformation in the media, Fake News! presents in-depth analysis of a topic that remains more timely than ever.
Categories: Social Science

The New Class Society

The New Class Society

Fake News Fake news refers to reports presented in mainstream media news
outlets as legitimate news stories or as commentary on news issues without
disclosure that the reports were paid for ( either their production or their
placement in ...

Author: Robert Perrucci

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123311354

Category: Social Science

Page: 451

View: 746

From the Publisher: The New Class Society provides a fresh, lucid, and compelling exploration of U.S. class structure, social inequities, and the fading American Dream. This third edition extends the authors' distributional model of class analysis and class-based power networks model developed in earlier editions. The narrative has been revised with new, recent examples from today's news, social issues, and global developments. The book demonstrates how and why, over the last thirty years, class inequalities in the United States have been widened, hardened, and legitimized.
Categories: Social Science

New Stories from the South

New Stories from the South

The woman needing a consultant owned a slight chain of health food / karaoke
joints in the Carolinas and needed someone like me to leak out fake news that
everybody else ' s alfalfa sprouts contained hepatitis B . My résumé ran ten pages
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002793116

Category: American fiction

Page:

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Categories: American fiction

Fake News in an Era of Social Media

Fake News in an Era of Social Media

In this book, the authors examine factors influencing the spread of fake news, and suggest ways to combat it by exploring the key elements which enable and facilitate this phenomenon.

Author: Fadi Safieddine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781786614223

Category: Fake news

Page: 163

View: 373

Over the last few years, social media has expanded to become a key platform for news dissemination and circulation, and a key orginator and propogator of 'fake news'.. Nations, governments, organisations and societies are now coming to terms with the unpredictable and debilitating consequences of fake news. The propagation of news containing falsehoods has been linked to an increase in measles cases, surges in youth crimes, the spread of pseudo-science, compromised national security, and more. Some even perceive it as a global threat to democratic systems around the world. In this book, the authors examine factors influencing the spread of fake news, and suggest ways to combat it by exploring the key elements which enable and facilitate this phenomenon.
Categories: Fake news

The Hype Machine How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections Our Economy and Our Health and How We Must Adapt

The Hype Machine  How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections  Our Economy and Our Health     and How We Must Adapt

Figure 2.1 The Galena Biopharma stock price from April 2013 to May 2014,
annotated with the dates when secondary equity offerings and insider selling
occurred, when fake news and exposé news articles were published, and when
stock ...

Author: Sinan Aral

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008277123

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 893

In this brilliant smart-thinking book about the power and influence of social media, Professor Sinan Aral shows how ‘hyper-socialization’ has profoundly changed us.
Categories: Computers

True or False

True or False

"If I could pick one book to hand to every teen—and adult—on earth, this is the one.

Author: Cindy L. Otis

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781250239501

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 336

View: 546

A former CIA analyst unveils the true history of fake news and gives readers tips on how to avoid falling victim to it in this highly designed informative YA nonfiction title. "Fake news" is a term you’ve probably heard a lot in the last few years, but it’s not a new phenomenon. From the ancient Egyptians to the French Revolution to Jack the Ripper and the founding fathers, fake news has been around as long as human civilization. But that doesn’t mean that we should just give up on the idea of finding the truth. In True or False, former CIA analyst Cindy Otis will take readers through the history and impact of misinformation over the centuries, sharing stories from the past and insights that readers today can gain from them. Then, she shares lessons learned in over a decade working for the CIA, including actionable tips on how to spot fake news, how to make sense of the information we receive each day, and, perhaps most importantly, how to understand and see past our own information biases, so that we can think critically about important issues and put events happening around us into context. True or False includes a wealth of photo illustrations, informative inserts, and sidebars containing interesting facts and trivia sure to engage readers in critical thinking and analysis.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Short Story Index

Short Story Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002942739

Category: Short stories

Page:

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Categories: Short stories

Fake News and Media Bias

Fake News and Media Bias

How can people know which news sources to trust? This volume explores the fake news phenomenon and offers readers tips on how to be critical of what they see reported.

Author: Lucian Vance

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781534562004

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 812

Although news outlets are meant to be impartial, they have never been perfectly unbiased. Another layer was added to the ongoing debate over the role of news media after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, when allegations of fake news surfaced. How can people know which news sources to trust? This volume explores the fake news phenomenon and offers readers tips on how to be critical of what they see reported. Full-color photographs, engaging sidebars, and discussion questions enhance the compelling text as it explores this crucial aspect of a democratic society.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Fourth Estate

The Fourth Estate

The greatly increased interest THE TABLOIDS INVADE The papers have been
fooled on these manifested in sports the country SMALLER TOWNS . fake news
stories . 232 West 59th Street , New York City We have in mind one of the over
has ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015361350

Category: Journalism

Page:

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Categories: Journalism