How to Counter Fake News?


The Truth Will Set Us Free

In a recent op-ed I wrote for Forbes I explore the solution to counteract the barrage of Fake News that we face today in the media.

The days when social networks were dismissed as entertaining outlets for teenagers are long gone. Today they have become the primary medium over which we consume news, form our political identities and spend a considerable portion of our time. The days when social networks were dismissed as entertaining outlets for teenagers are long gone. Today they have become the primary medium over which we consume news, form our political identities and spend a considerable portion of our time.

Instead of killing the story, you surround that story with related articles so as to provide more context and alternative views to the reader. In other words, the social platform hosting the disputed news alters the environment in which that story is presented and consumed. As I write in my recent book, Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Societysocial media is a powerful tool that has bcome an integral part of our society, with both positive and negative consquences.

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