Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Fact vs. Fiction

The relationship between information and opinion has always been fluid and uncertain. However, the rise of fake news sites coupled with compulsive social media sharing make for a difficult time deciphering fact from fiction on the web. Research shows that these stories, stemming from lazy journalism or exaggerations aimed at gaining more clicks, are widely shared over social media and are all too frequently deemed to be the truth.The following video discusses how you as an information consumer can discern fact from fiction.