Fake news : an origin story

WHAT: A hiddenbrain podcast looking into the history of fake news in America finds that the source of biased reporting was spawned from the concept of democratic news: an initiative that was meant to give the people the news they wanted to read, not the news they “needed”. 

In it, Columbia University Professor Andie Tuche says...

 “People tend to assume new technologies will make it harder to manipulate the truth. In reality, new technologies — from photography to the Internet — open up new avenues for faking.”

INSIGHT: Perhaps it is the increasingly more objective mediums (data anyone?) that allow our brains to be deceived. 

Carrie PetersComment