The Fake News in My Feed

Reporters rely on credible sources. It’s what makes the fourth estate work. But what happens when the line between credible news and fake news blurs – as it does now? A recent study by Pew Research Center on News Use Across Social Media Platforms (2017) shows that the number of people who rely on social media for their news is on the rise. The whole study is worth a read, and no doubt that we will be revisiting it in future posts, but for now let’s focus on Facebook. Facebook leads the pack by far on percentage of U.S. adults who get their news from the network (45%). Facebook is loath to call themselves a media platform because they don’t want to be the news police, but it’s that sentiment

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