The Future Scenarios

As much as we’d like for fake news to just disappear, we’ll just have to deal with them for some more time. They’ve been around for longer than any other existing publication, and probably will find other ways to spread, even if we do manage to shut down all of the fake sites where people […]

How to Trust the Media Again? Part II

ABCnews.com.co; Bloomberg.ma; DC Gazette; The Boston Tribune. These are just some names of fake news sites, which rely on gullible readers thinking they’re on genuine portals thanks to the similarity between their names and actual news outlets (Bloomberg would have, for instance, a .com after its brand, not a .ma). One solid way to discover […]

How to Trust the Media Again? Part I

Established media are suffering from the fake news epidemics, which in turn creates a climate of distrust from the readers: oversimplifying, if one site carries false information, potentially all of them can. Media sites, real ones, are not culpable, though, of the emergence of fake sites, those with fancy names that trick you into thinking […]

How to Spot Fake News

Article 7 Fake news usually works by triggering a reader’s deepest fears. The fear of migrants collapsing our economy; the fear of foreigners raping and assaulting the women and children in the countries where they find hospitality after leaving their homeland; a scandalous revelation that just now came to light about a political leader or […]

What is a News Agency, and How It Operates?

News agencies are media groups and organizations that work precisely like online newspapers or magazines. They have personnel worldwide, ready to step in and report on anything and everything. Their revenue comes from subscribers (usually other news outlets, but they can also be private companies or political parties) who pay for accessing their services. Being […]

The Fake News Crisis Is Nothing New

  In spite of president Donald Trump stating (and more than once, too) that the expression “fake news” is something he invented, the phenomenon is nothing new. It may have found a new life in the Internet era, but it’s something that always existed. It even had the same name! Blowing things out of proportion, […]

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