Only a few years ago, news organizations served as gatekeepers for information—choosing what content to amplify and what to omit. Today, things are different and far more complicated. New tools amplify previously unheard voices, and roughly 100 million pieces of information are uploaded onto the internet daily. Some of that information is important, factual, interesting, and reflects critical thinking and opinions. But some is “fake news.”
How to respond to “fake news” is a hot topic, even though there’s no universally agreed upon definition for the phenomenon. And we’d like to hear what you think about it.
Please tell us by spending a few minutes taking Tanenbaum’s Combating Extremism campaign’s short fake news survey!