New Poll Shows How Easy It Is to Spread Fake News Online 2/13/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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According to a new Pew study, half of America cannot remember where they read a story online if they saw it on social media, much less remember if it was real, or fake! One in ten Americans believe Facebook is a news outlet. It’s understandable that some may not remember where they read it because many of us read stories on our Facebook feeds or Twitter, after a while it all sorta runs together, but this just goes to show how easy it is to fool people and to spread fake news. It’s so important that our side counter the phony with the real and have an ever increasing presence on these platforms because social media, the web, are the go to sources now for top headlines. It’s up to us to help spread the real and not the CNN fake. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Background Material:

http://www.recode.net/2017/2/12/14592504/facebook-news-outlet-pew-research-one-in-ten-online-media

 

Posted on February 12, 2017 .