Welcome back Scrawl Nation! For this episode of Scrawl, we examined the rhetoric and phenomenon of Fake News.
During the first segment, Brendan P., Kate H., Robert D., and Katherine T. shared their thoughts on the incoming Trump administration, and its use of fake news. Later, Scrawl dived into the history and origin of the Fake News phenomenon from its emergence in the time of William Jennings Bryant to its current usage on Twitter and Facebook. We discussed how to identify the differences between “real” and fake news, and what makes false stories effective, with examples, such as Pizza Gate and Democrats instituting Sharia Law in Florida. Also, in the second segment, we played an interview with Director of the Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence, Carol Marin. She shared her thoughts on how large of a role false stories played in the electing of Trump and the purpose of fake news.
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