Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
General News

Fake News and the Internet Shell Game - by Micheal Lynch

Quicklink Submitted By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz     Permalink    (# of views)   1 comment

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags

Must Read 2   Supported 2   Valuable 2  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H2 11/28/16

Author 40790
Become a Fan
  (20 fans)

In a Post Truth World of Fake News
In a Post Truth World of Fake News
(Image by
  Permission   Details   DMCA

The new word of the year: post-truth This was the year of “fake news,” in which pure fiction masquerading as truth may have spread wide enough to influence the outcome of the election.  But framing the issue solely in terms of lying actually underplays and mischaracterizes the grand deception being perpetuated inside the internet’s fun house of mirror; we must distinguish lying from deception. To lie is to deliberately say what you believe to be false with the intention of deceiving your audienc what they are selling  There goal is to confuse enough so that you don’t know what is true.  Almost everything that we encounter online is being presented to us by for-profit algorithms, and by us, post by post, tweet by tweet. That fact, even more than the spread of fake news, can be its own sort of shell game, one that we are pulling on ourselves.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:



- Advertisement -

Must Read 2   Supported 2   Valuable 2  
View Ratings | Rate It

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles