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The rise of online misinformation and how we can fight it

Haley Blackburn September 30, 2019

Everyone has come across a Facebook post or Twitter thread which seems so outlandish that no one in the world could possibly believe it.  Despite this, someone on the worldwide web believed the article,...

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Journalists have opinions; that doesn’t make us biased

October 16, 2018

One of the most common misconceptions about journalists is that we shouldn’t have any opinions, that we should be objective about everything we hear. That is correct, but only to an extent. The reality...

UK students were able to participate in the Student Activities Board TrendingTopics: Fake news event on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Whitehall classroom building on UKs campus in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Kene Amadife | Staff

Fake News identified, discussed by students in popular SAB event

Abigail Davidson February 2, 2018

The hallway in White Hall Classroom Building was packed with students but Thursday the walls were adorned with click bait headlines, Kim Jong Un and Kylie Jenner.#TrendingTopics: Fake News was put on by...

Fake news, confirmation bias undermining academics

Editorial Board September 14, 2017

There has been a lot of discussion in the media and the world of academia about fake news. While this phenomenon is not new it seems to have gained a lot more traction recently, and whether it’s the...

Pulitzers indicate bright future for journalism

Marjorie Kirk April 15, 2017

When journalists dig through corruption, when they explore the worst circumstances humans live in, when they run toward the latest bombing or are hit by gunfire in the wake of conflict they are striving...

Trump administration reminiscent of Nixon

Bailey Vandiver March 6, 2017

Some things may have changed when President Donald Trump was sworn in, but his feelings toward and treatment of the press certainly did not.Since the inauguration, Trump has criticized the media just as...

Panel probes fake news

Kelsey Mattingly February 12, 2017

Under a Trump administration repeatedly accusatory of “fake news” backed up by “alternative facts,” UK journalism professors Dr. Mike Farrell and Al Cross broke things down at a campus panel on...

Fake news vs. mainstream

Google and Facebook target fake news after election

Madison Rexroat November 18, 2016

After much criticism that fake news, found on arguably the two most influential sites on the Internet, had an impact on the presidential election, Google and Facebook are taking action.According to a New...

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