fake news discussion

fake news discussion.

Fake News.

Just before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, the news media reported on a 32-page dossier that alleges Russian connections with Trump and a potential for Russian influence over the incoming president.

For this discussion forum, I have a simple question: Should the reporting on that 32-page dossier be considered fake news? Here are a few things to consider: Is there a clear-cut distinction that separates fake news from legitimate coverage, or is it a matter of degree? If it’s a matter of degree, what is the tipping point? Be sure to justify your answer. Here are a few resources to draw from:

Donald Trump Calls CNN Fake News (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

The CNN Story About the Dossier (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

BuzzFeed’s Story (Including a Link) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Fake News Definitions, according to The Guardian (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

NPR: A Finder’s Guide to Facts (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Poynter Contributor: The Real Problem with Fake News (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Politifact: Media vs. Trump in Defining Fake News (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Calling Bullshit (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (the website of an open class being developed by two UW professors)

 

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