I’ve been posting links to articles about “fake news” and “alternative facts” quite a bit lately, so I’ll end that track here on a positive note.
The news is not all bad. See below.
And in case you’re wondering what this all has to do with advertising, well, “the medium is the message” as someone said long ago. (Marshall McLuhan, 1964)
“[N]ew industry programs are underway to help improve trust in journalism and increase news engagement, including a $2.5 million initiative by the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy. Social media platforms are also fighting back against propaganda…
“To help combat fake news and restore public trust in the integrity of journalism, experts recommend a variety of tactics.”
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