Fake News Essays


Fake News Essay

Recommended Topics When does “ fake news” become “real news,” if ever? How did fake news affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election? Has fake news been used by foreign powers to adversely affect U.S. interest at home and abroad? How can people tell for certain when news is fake? What is being done Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Fake News and Knowledge Is Power

fake news: Knowledge Is Power With the election of Donald Trump, it seems that power might come from the absence of knowledge. As Barton points out, fake news was once a fringe effect but has now become a "a strategy for consolidating executive power," (1). Anti-intellectualism and the dumbing down of American, which Richard Hofstadter describes in his 1964 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, highlights the problem of when a lack of knowledge becomes the key to political… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Durdens Zerohedge Website

commonly express their disgust for mainstream media narratives and mainstream " fake news" -- which is another expression that Durden loves to use when referring to other news sites. The consistency of the point of view is also sufficient. However, there is a tendency for the site to get into a groove where it repetitively posts points of view that irritate readers, as the comments indicate. For example, when Durden posts the points of view of several mainstream media outlets over a short amount of time, readers will state in the comment section that if they wanted to spend so… Continue Reading...