The Importance of Verifying News on Social Media


A review of previous and current research on the rise of 'fake news' on social media and what is being done to address the problem; the potential negative effects of relying on social media for news (echo chambers, false or inaccurate information, and the lack of an effort by consumers to learn more by going to the actual source of information). This presentation and paper also offer journalists and aspiring journalists some strategies on how to verify news and information found on some of the major social media networks.

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Yumi Wilson, San Francisco State University, United States

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Conference: MediAsia2018
Stream: Media & Education: Training journalists

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