Ahead of the midterm elections, false and divisive messages on social media — once the specialty of Russian-linked operatives — are now increasingly being created and spread by Americans.
Media outlets can no longer just assume their audience will automatically trust their work. By emphasizing your ethics, guidelines and due diligence, you can re-establish that relationship. Make the case that you help them get outside of their bubble to consider other perspectives.
Many Americans say the creation and spread of made-up news and information is causing significant harm to the nation and needs to be stopped, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. They blame political leaders and activists far more than journalists for the problem. But they believe it is primarily the responsibility of journalists to fix it.
Margaret Sullivan: It’s as simple as this: Trump doesn’t believe that the news about him is fake. No matter how many times he says it. He merely objects to the fact that it doesn’t reflect well on him. But negative doesn’t mean untrue. It doesn’t even mean unfair. And at his core, Trump knows this.
New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger asked the president to curb his anti-press rhetoric. Trump replied with a request for “a great story, just one” from The Times.
In an era of social media and fake news, journalists who have survived the print plunge have new foes to face.
After raising $6 million, the start-up NewsGuard, co-founded by Steve Brill, has signed Microsoft as its first major client. The main goal: to combat the spread of false stories on the internet.
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The madness of the 1968 Democratic National Convention pushed conservatives’ distrust of ‘the establishment’ into overdrive.
In an email from the Republican National Committee over her name and picture, the First Lady says that Democrats and the “opposition media” are trying to discredit her husband with “fake accusations,” spreading their “fake news” and making it seem that he does not have voter support.