Fake News is Nothing New
“Fake news has long had a presence in America’s media landscape: Since the colonial period, various news outlets have played fast and loose with the truth for commercial or political gain. A particularly notorious era of journalistic misinformation emerged in the 1890s when competing newspapers owned by rival media titans William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer fought mercilessly for the attention of readers by liberally embellishing stories to sell more papers, a style that became known as yellow journalism.” (Green)
What are potential consequences when fake news goes viral? Do you think you could spot fake news or would you be fooled? Why or why not?
Quote- Matthew Green, Dec 6, 2016