The Heat: The impact of fake news

The Heat

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It’s a problem that stretches from Myanmar to France, from the U.S. to German: fake news going viral.

The notion that millions around the globe could be deceived by the same piece of wrong information seems as unlikely as it is unbelievable. But in this age of social media, has sensationalism trumped truth? And should social networking sites like Facebook, Google, and Twitter– companies through which almost all news flows– get involved?

For more on the issue of fake news, CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports.
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The Heat: The impact of fake news PT 1

The Heat: The impact of fake news PT 1

It’s a problem that stretches from Myanmar to France, from the U.S. to German: fake news going viral. The notion that millions around the globe could be deceived by the same piece of wrong information seems as unlikely as it is unbelievable. But in this age of social media, has sensationalism trumped truth? And should social networking sites like Facebook, Google, and Twitter– companies through which almost all news flows– get involved? For more on the issue of fake news, CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports.

To go deeper into the concerns around fake news and it’s dissemination:

Frank Sesno, former White House correspondent for CNN, Washington Bureau Chief and is currently director of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

The Heat: The impact of fake news PT 2

The Heat: The impact of fake news PT 2

To go deeper into the concerns around fake news and it’s dissemination: Frank Sesno, former White House correspondent for CNN, Washington Bureau Chief and is currently director of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

What can be done to mitigate the impact of fake news? How can consumers and journalist better inform themselves? For more on the issue:

Cenk Uygur, founder and host of The Young Turks network, which bills itself as the largest online news show in the world.

The Heat: The impact of fake news PT 3

The Heat: The impact of fake news PT 3

What can be done to mitigate the impact of fake news? How can consumers and journalist better inform themselves? For more on the issue: Cenk Uygur, founder and host of The Young Turks network, which bills itself as the largest online news show in the world.

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