Content Certainty

In the era of 'fake news,' consumers seek out trust-forward alternative outlets

Implications - The Internet has democratized the gathering of information, but it's also granted almost anyone the ability to create content. This creates a lack of trust for all news sources. For the Millennial generation, there is an extra level of mistrust surrounding large news outlets that can only be alleviated by way of alternative outlets that lead with accountability.
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Fake News Filters - Facebook Has Launched Its Fake News Filter in France
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Warm 435 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 17
Fake News Filters
Facebook Has Launched Its Fake News Filter in France
After facing backlash for helping to propagate fake news throughout the United States’ election cycle these past two years, Facebook has launched a filter that aims to combat this issue in... [More]
Fake News Video Games - 'Bad News' Hopes to Stop Misinformation By Teaching People How It Works
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This Year and Warm 449 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 18
Fake News Video Games
'Bad News' Hopes to Stop Misinformation By Teaching People How It Works
Bad News is a new browser-based game that hopes to help people become less susceptible to misinformation. The game was developed by Drog, a team of European journalists, media experts, academics and... [More]
Fake News-Testing Games - Factitious Tests Players' Ability to Detect False News Articles
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Warm 364 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 17
Fake News-Testing Games
Factitious Tests Players' Ability to Detect False News Articles
With fake news dominating social media and other online platforms, it is becoming increasingly difficult for consumers to differentiate between what is real and what isn’t – and the... [More]
Blockchain Newsfeed Systems - Userfeeds is Working on a Ranking Framework for Trusted News Sources
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Average 601 Clicks Pub: May 12, 17
Blockchain Newsfeed Systems
Userfeeds is Working on a Ranking Framework for Trusted News Sources
This reputation and ranking framework is aiming to increase transparency online through blockchain communities. Polish startup Userfeeds is developing a content-ranking system for newsfeeds that is... [More]
Unbiased Political Apps - This App Fosters Political Engagement Among Millennial Voters
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Mild 536 Clicks Pub: Oct 8, 16
Unbiased Political Apps
This App Fosters Political Engagement Among Millennial Voters
The College of Communication over at Boston University has launched an innovative new smartphone app, dubbed INVOLVD, that is designed to promote political engagement among millennial voters by... [More]
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