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The theme of Fake News is gaining increasing “momentum” in our society due to the possible negative consequences associated with the phenomenon, which threatens to undermine both the quality of public debate, and the healthy functioning of democratic institutions.Some observers tend to underestimate the importance of “Fake News”, arguing on the ground that “hoaxes and lies have always existed”, and therefore Fake News is only the digital version of what once were simply treated as myths.
Much ado for nothing, then?
Actually, the rising of Fake News assumes a new relevance and shows its unique peculiarity, due to the digital nature that characterizes it, especially for the fact of being able to take advantage of “viralization effect” made possible by modern digital networks.Debunking Fake News is therefore far from trivial, and requires a systematic approach to analysis, based upon “Critical Thinking” skills rather than simply resorting to “automated” technological solutions.Fake News also constitutes a serious problem for democracy, because polluting the public debate with false information prevents citizens from developing their own opinion, based on accurate information.
Only a conscious citizen, with adequate critical thinking skills, can thus avoid such risks for democratic institutions.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2019
February 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
18
Pages
PUBLISHER
Modern Culture
SELLER
Smashwords, Inc.
SIZE
83.4
KB

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