The Heat: Social media vs. legacy media

The Heat

Chances are you have already grabbed your cell phone several times to tweet, post or like something on social media. Perhaps you’ve read several news stories on your feeds, but are you sure what you’ve read was factual or full of false and misleading information? Social media also opened the flood-gates for fake news from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of vaccines.

Joining the discussion:

  • Riz Khan is an international journalist, author and the founder of the new media channel, uni-T.
  • Frank Sesno is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.
  • Peter Suciu is a freelance writer and contributor to Forbes Magazine.
  • Robert Thompson is the Founding Director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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