Major social media outlets – Facebook, Twitter, and others have been slammed recently for promoting fake news stories on their sites. They are accused of not doing enough to monitor the truthfulness of posted stories.
The rise of social media has been great in many ways. In a media environment with endless inputs and outlets, citizens can inform and entertain one another, organize more easily and hold their leaders accountable. But it also turns out that when everyone can customize his or her own information bubble, it’s easier for demagogues […]