‘Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality


The media is facing a crisis of fake news and disinformation. Now we have the phenomenon of ‘Alternative Facts’ and even ‘Provable Facts’. See story below from NYT.

How can users of cyberspace be assured of the news and information that they come across on the Internet?

Are there ways to help users be more discerning of the news they encounter on the Internet?

What will be the effects of such a disturbing trend be on the nature of news and the media as we move forward? Or are we moving backwards (some critics argue)?



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