Obstacles to Good Reasoning: Media Bias

Evaluating Sources

Clinton Campaign and Media Manipulation.

The fake news industry Fake new industry

CNN Porn Scare http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/25/13748226/cnn-accidentally-airs-porn-fake-news-boston

Top viral news stories favor Trump (and are fake):
One example is the remarkably successful, utterly untrustworthy site Ending the Fed. It was responsible for four of the top 10 false election stories identified in the analysis: Pope Francis endorsing Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton selling weapons to ISIS, Hillary Clinton being disqualified from holding federal office, and the FBI director receiving millions from the Clinton Foundation. These four stories racked up a total of roughly 2,953,000 Facebook engagements in the three months leading up to Election Day.

its top election content received more Facebook engagement than stories from the Washington Post and New York Times. For example, the top four election stories from the Post generated roughly 2,774,000 Facebook engagements — nearly 180,000 fewer than Ending the Fed’s top four false posts.

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