Live notes from “Fake News Is Not the Only Problem”

Here is the link to the article: https://points.datasociety.net/fake-news-is-not-the-problem-f00ec8cdfcb#.ebcq7wwta

Ok to the author starts by differentiating between fake news and biased news that pushes its own propaganda. Its a difference between shades of lies I suppose but it is a big difference. Fake news is when there is out-right lying, things that can be fact checked. Biased news is not false per say, it is suppression of some facts and amplification of other, omitting the context.

The article talks about the idea of filter bubbles and information wars. Media Hacking, making something trend on twitter and Facebook to amplify the message. This requires highly organized community activation.

No solutions suggested. Just a lot of questions.

 

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