David Dozier discusses how fake news has become an effective weapon in today’s political climate, as well as the falling trust in MSM journalists.
David Dozier nails it on fake news
The Cambridge Dictionary defines fake news as “false stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet or using other media, usually created to influence political views or as a joke.” Wikipedia’s definition is “a form of news consisting of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media or online social media.”
David Dozier discusses the following.
- How has fake news become such an effective weapon in today’s political climate?
- He discusses his biggest fear regarding the proliferation of fake news as a long-time professor in journalism and public relations,
- What more should digital giants Facebook and Twitter do to safeguard against fake news?
- Public trust in journalists and political leaders has fallen dramatically in recent years. Given the rise of fake news, how does the media regain that trust and do its important job of holding elected officials accountable?
- How does someone filter through the untruths and learn the facts in this sea of social media and polarizing national network noise?
David Dozier is the author of The California Killing Field and an internationally recognized expert and speaker on mass communication, public relations, and communication management. He is Professor Emeritus in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. Dozier is the author or co-author of over 100 books, book chapters, articles, and scholarly papers, and other scholars have cited his works over 4,000 times.
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