By: Tom Lyden Fox9 KMSP Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – For news consumers the relentless discussion of “fake news” can make it seem like reality itself is suddenly up for grabs. And for those who write and produce journalism, it can seem like a media Twilight Zone, where ‘All The News Fit To Print,’ as it says on the New York Times masthead, is now decided by social media shares, likes, and retweets.
Kirtley believes the controversy over fake news has been brewing for decades. For some, the definition of ‘fake news‘ has shifted in recent months to include not just something false, but issues of bias as well.
Zimdars analyzed nearly a thousand web sites offering news and information, and identified several different kinds of fake news.
The results of the analysis are eye opening.
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