Eye on the world: Honesty in the media

In “Why fake news holds such allureThe Christian Science Monitor reports that a growing number of people say “facts don’t really matter” when it comes to news. “In recent years, research has shown that many Americans live in partisan bubbles, opting for news outlets that reaffirm their viewpoints.” Rather than seeking news that accurately informs, supporters of websites that are known for spreading fake news are looking to reinforce their deeply held views. Utter disregard for the truth indicates that fake news has become “the ultimatum of a political news culture that has increasingly focused on confirming readers’ own worldview instead of challenging them.” The bait-and-click revenue model of the news on the internet is perpetuating the problem. It’s important for society to clamp down on this growing trend, because “fake news can have an effect beyond misinformation.”

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