“Information Literacy: It’s Become a Priority in an Era of Fake News” written by Shannon Najmabadi’s states how critical it is today to be able recognize the truth as lies have become a widespread as they are featured in many sources. Shannon recognizing this predicament is supported by a report by the Stanford University presenting the nerving truth that students are unable to find credible resources. Shannon therefor defines information literacy as the ability to find, evaluate, and use information as an important technique that needs more focus so people know how to gather honest sources. In support of Shannon she uses the lack of information literacy being taught, the change trying to be made, and her call for action as her hope for others
Thesis: Media bias has influenced the minds of young Americans while withholding veracious facts causing the rate of American teenagers who watch the news to go down.
Social media news and magazines are brainwashing students: many people would say this actual worldwide effect on todays' society! Especially, author Camila Domonoske would agree, who published, “ Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds” she argues and illustrates there is a “ fake news crisis” and that teens are allegedly the most affected by what is true in the news today. Domonoske’s sources are put together without adding personal opinions in her article, which can be considered “ bias” and not reliable to some readers. Her article is supported strongly to readers with informing the readers of several sources, abundant amount proven facts, statistics and using a creative writing strategy such as logos throughout her argument to appeal her readers.
Out of the variety of news sources such as TV, radio, or newspapers, one of the popular sources in today’s world is social media. People are getting addicted to and can’t live without social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They use social media as of where they can post their status but also where they can receive a lot of different news. While social media are spreading any kinds of news such as trend, celebrity or even politics, people easily get the information that is not true called “fake news.” The fake news raises the major problem in social media as the news source. Once people see the news, they tend to believe and share it. Liking can spread out fake news in a second. When people like the news, the activity
In the article there is a segment titled “Easy to do, hard to spot” and the segment primarily talks about how hard in is to tell the difference between real news and fake news with I found the be very truthfully considering the fact that anyone can post anything
Check” by Alyssa Rosenberg describes possible strategies that can be used when an individual is trying to figure out if the information found online is true. Rosenberg and her colleague David Ignatius asked individuals what outlets and writers did they had confidence in and to explain. Most of the people interviewed said that they trusted writers and individuals who passed along stories. Nick Baumann a senior editor at Huffington Post provided questions that people can ask themselves to ensure that the information on social media is credible. The author’s thesis is to help individuals who have trouble on judging what information online is true and to not get tricked
In “Colleges Turn ‘Fake News’ Epidemic into a Teachable Moment” (Washington Post, April 6, 2017), Kitson Jazynka highlights professors from across the United States that have implemented different strategies for teaching students to find and address fake news. Jazynka first writes of professor Beth Jannery at George Mason University and how her students have had personal experience with fake news and how they handled the situation. In one case, the student decided to research the topic herself and find the truth. Jazynka advises that the professors cited in her article are teaching students to “detect bias, missing points of view, misleading slants and economic influences” to ensure they have a complete understanding of the articles and their
During times of tragedies and immense events, we like to be comforted with information that makes sense to us. “Confirmation bias is the idea that we’re more likely to consume and share information that fits with our already-held beliefs”(Willingham 2). Sometimes during a time a tragedy, we cling onto what we find is comfortable. With confirmation bias, the fake news that is served directly to us is what we think fits our prior knowledge. In order to neglect confirmation bias, we need to confront the real situation and not believe what seems plausible(Willingham 2). If you see a shark swimming through streets flooded with water after a hurricane, are you going to believe it?(Willingham 2). Even though people are ranting about how awful the
I have gained more technology skills and I have also learned the correct format for an MLA paper. I was able to use these skills by typing up a Fake News essay in which I was to explain to my audience on how what is seen on the media or the internet can’t always be real. Fake news is used for companies to make money out of people visiting their sites or see their products. While some people create fake news to spread lies and rumors about other people such as celebrities. With the fake news essay is also stated the consequences of how fake news is used and can affect more than one person. Such as people will continue to spread the false news forever, people will get the false information and use it as evidence for when doing research, or can mislead ideas about a group or person. With this essay I was able to learn that I shouldn’t trust on what I read online or see on the media because it may not be
As time goes by old technology such as tv will be replaced by the new, which can be summarized into one word, the internet. The internet has opened up many doors to the young generation and has also helped the young to understand what's going on in the world. To put it in simple terms the internet has given the new generation multiple sources where they may find the information which they are looking for. As to about ten years ago the news channel was the only way to spread information, so everything that people heard and saw on the news, they believed. Now there are multiple places to find information. Looking for information for kids, is going on the internet and looking at everything that pops up in the search engine. This younger generation will remove any bias news out there because they are looking at all sides of a story as opposed to one tv channel.
In a work where news gets thrown in our faces right , left and center , it becomes difficult to filter out which news is true and which is not. But , before asking how to filter out the news , we need to ask ourselves why should we have to categorise the news as credible or non-credible ? Why would the person writing this article wouldn’t want to lie to me ? Many times a journalist may get a story from a source who may or may not be very honest or in some rare cases journalists may make up stories with twisted facts and misquoting individuals. However, in the media business , when someone makes a mistake , there’s always ten others who are waiting to point it out. What makes the media credible, to the everyday reader, is the idea that the
People must carefully sift through the abundant amounts of information from the media in order to find factual information and avoid dissonance in their lives from false media messages. Political, scientific, and social publications can include bias from the journalists, so kudos to the media for finding inventive ways to craft stories in order to sell their publications. Separating fact from fiction has always been difficult and it is increasingly becoming more difficult to discern as journalists have hidden agendas and tainted points of view. One must be vigilant and skeptical and gather information from many different sources in order to weed out bias and misinformation.
The internet was invented roughly about 30 years ago by the World Wide Web. However, the first social media came out circa 20 years ago. The name of it was Six Degrees and it was created by Andrew Weinreich in the 1900’s. Six degrees users had the capabilities of uploading a profile, making friends, and sending messages with family and friends. Nevertheless on 2004, Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerberg, a 19-year-old who created the biggest social media that changed the world. Till this day, Facebook probably has up to 2 billion users and still counting. Nonetheless, most people seen on Facebook ranges from their teens to mid-40s, that have the capability of spreading information across the globe setting a chain reaction that created and spread fake news. Social medias’ fake news is spread by a heap of people that are easily convinced by false statements. According to Gretel, “In the midst of a nationwide debate over the proliferation of fake news on social media sites – and, as one 2015 study by the Media Insight Project shows, at a time when nearly 9 in 10 Millennials regularly get news from Facebook – the numbers, at first glance, may point to a bleak, uninformed future.” (n. pag.) Therefore, teens need to use social media to disintegrate some of the repercussions of real news.
As the world evolves and changes due to the explosion of technology, so does mankind's ways of intellectual comprehension of informative news. The present day of news has overemphasized the meaning of fake news; which represents any form of false information that is illustrated as factual news. That tends to spread throughout the internet and the media. Misinformed news has taken over the world in so many ways, such as the birth of satirical and sketchy news, the financial motivation to publish actual false news, and difficult to sustain news.
The recent surge in popularity of social media comes with a price: fake news. Fake news is defined as news or media that has been altered or modified. Journalists have begun to analyze why that fake news exists and why it continues exist. Two authors, Eoin O’Carroll and Kevin D. Williamson, both have written articles about fake news. Eoin O’Carroll’s article “How Information Overload Helps Spread Fake News,” discusses how the media has bombarded us with news stories, blurring the distinct lines between real and fake news. Kevin D. Williamson, a journalist for the National Review, writes in his article “‘Fake News, Media and Voters: Shared Reality Must Be Acknowledged” that the news is not fake; it just does not align with one’s personal beliefs. Both authors successfully appeal to their audiences’ emotions and feelings, but O’Carroll is more likely to succeed than Williamson in persuading his audience to try and combat fake news because the writer presents himself as someone the intended readers will more readily identify with and offers evidence that his readers will find more compelling.