How does social media "mediate" the way we engage politically and with each other? And is it good for democracy?
#Republic by Cass Sunstein - provided the foundation for much of this video and goes into way more detail on many of the topics. Also very readable.
How NOT to Spot Fake News by PBS Idea Channel
Bias? In My Algorithms? A Facebook News Story by PBS Idea Channel
Both of these PBS Idea Channel vids go into detail on fake news and Facebook's algorithm respectively in great detail. PBS Idea Channel was a big inspiration for this video so they deserve a big shout out.
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Shellenbarger, Sue. “Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds.” The Wall Street Journal. 21 Nov. 2016. https://www.wsj.com/articles/most-students-dont-know-when-news-is-fake-stanford-study-finds-1479752576
SIlverman, Craig. “This Analysis Shows How Viral Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook.” Buzzfeed. 16 Nov. 2016, https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/viral-fake-election-news-outperformed-real-news-on-facebook?utm_term=.if8dr6Y4A#.kiqQm8ezM
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“Trump: I doubt I’d be here if it weren’t for social media.” Youtube, uploaded by Fox Business, 23 Oct. 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGj134xWVFQ