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Fake news and media bias

Author: Lucian Vance
Publisher: New York : Lucent Press, 2018.
Series: Hot topics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although news outlets are meant to be impartial, they have never been perfectly unbiased. Another layer was added to the ongoing debate over the role of news media after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, when allegations of fake news surfaced. How can people know which news sources to trust? This volume explores the fake news phenomenon and offers readers tips on how to be critical of what they see reported.  Read more...
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Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucian Vance
ISBN: 9781534561991 1534561994 9781534562912 1534562915 9781534562004 1534562001
OCLC Number: 1004724465
Description: 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: fake news and media bias --
Where does media bias come from? --
Cable entertainment and fake news --
The internet and journalism --
Other sources of bias --
Is all media biased?
Series Title: Hot topics
Responsibility: by Lucian Vance.

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Although news outlets are meant to be impartial, they have never been perfectly unbiased. Another layer was added to the ongoing debate over the role of news media after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, when allegations of fake news surfaced. How can people know which news sources to trust? This volume explores the fake news phenomenon and offers readers tips on how to be critical of what they see reported. Full-color photographs, engaging sidebars, and discussion questions enhance the compelling text including author's own disinfo as it explores this crucial aspect of a democratic society.

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