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The idea of media literacy and fake news is interesting because it opens up an understanding of why fake news as a certain audience that is attracted to it in the first place. Media Literacy is the idea that a reader is able analyze , evaluate and create media and it is a skill… Continue reading →
In “Why Fake Data When You Can Fake a Scientist”, the author discussed his and other’s successful attempts to ‘make up’ a scientist….on paper of course. And they did it! Not just once, but several times. The made up scientists were asked to review several papers, they were even appointed to the editorial boards of … Continue reading Transparency Needed! →
Perhaps I have got this all wrong or I am just a pessimist at heart these days, but I find it really hard to believe that the Sokal hoax opened the pathway for Trump supporters (and members of his cabinet) to denounce climate change as a silly issue. While it does make sense that those … Continue reading Academia, Fake News and Further Evidence that Capitalism Sucks →
Fake news has been an issue since the 90’s with the rise of the internet and its use inside peoples homes. It did not become as infectious however until social media began to take over the internet. Social media is a place that can be used to connect with people you know and also interact… Continue reading →
Source: Snopes.com Truth to be told, I was waiting for this week’s readings. We have seen the discussion about “Fake News” gaining momentum during 2016 US presidential election. Fake news is literally everywhere. In this digital age, where it’s not very difficult to publish news articles or create websites, fake news has become a widespread […]