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The digital age and the birth of social media have changed how people receive news. New technologies make communicating events an instantaneous process. Generating information is far easier than ever, and the amount of information in the world has grown exponentially since the turn of the millennium. Information constantly generates, making it impossible to process and verify it as it appears. Social media allows people to instantly share information, exposing it to anybody on the same platform. Despite the benefits of sharing information instantly, not all information is truthful. Though they are hardly new concepts, misinformation, disinformation, and “fake news” have become lasting by-products of the current media climate.


This is the 21st entry in the Critical Questions series.