Monday, June 19, 2017

"How NOT To Spot Fake News" (My New Liked Vid on YouTube) [VID]

How NOT To Spot Fake News

"Just because a news story is bad or troublesome that doesn’t make it FAKE... Check out Gross Science! Support us on Patreon! We got merch! Tweet us! Idea Channel Facebook! Talk about this episode on reddit! Idea Channel IRC! Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com There’s been all kinds of talk recently about “fake news”, by which people normally mean incorrect or invented information, unsourced claims or patently outlandish assertions, often aimed at stirring the political … doo-doo. Fake news is even thought to have played a meaningful part the outcome of the the 2016 American presidential election. WE … are gonna do something different. We’re not gonna talk about how to spot fake news. We’re gonna talk about about how NOT to spot fake news, about how certain news items can seem suspect... but not all blemishes make their stories necessarily fake. We’re gonna talk about what ISN’T fake news by using Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman’s book Manufacturing Consent, as our guide. If you’re unfamiliar, these gents argue that newsmedia can function in subtle, even unmeaning ways to get people to agree with the news source, and one another, on the issues of the day and political or economic positions which largely... benefit the powerful. They call this ability the news media’s “propaganda function”, and they claim it’s built into the very structure of media itself, even media which you’d never point at and go “HEY! THAT’S A PROPAGANDA!” So follow along with us with our handy guide on how NOT to spot fake news. --COMMENT RESPONSES TO LAST WEEK’S EPISODE-- --TWEET OF THE WEEK-- --FURTHER READING & SOURCES-- --ASSET LINKS-- 00:25 Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election 00:34 The Guardian Article 00:35 Cyborgology Article 00:38 On The Media Handbook 3:26 The Young Turks 3:44 Bias? In My Algorithms? A Facebook News Story 8:38 Cold War in 9 Minutes --MERCH-- T-Shirts Designed by: ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­------------------------­-­-­-­- Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) (who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound: Made by Kornhaber Brown ("
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