The Tech Thieves Fake [Extra Quality]
FAKE NEWS CHALLENGE: When someone says fake news, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Russian hackers meddling in elections? Macedonian teenagers earning a buck on Facebook? Maybe a certain leader of the free world? All good guesses. But for roughly two-thirds of people polled by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, fake news is mostly associated with slanted or biased reports by the traditional press.
The Tech Thieves Fake
But with 66 percent of those polled in the Reuters Institute's annual digital news report laying the blame at journalists pushing an agenda, it's worth remembering that when it comes to "fake news," it's often more difficult to put your finger on it than you first might think.
So be careful what you wish for when it comes to legislating for fake news. It's one thing to demand new regulation. But if the majority of people link the term to the traditional press, any such clampdown could inadvertently hamper people's freedom of speech. 041b061a72