True thoughts on Fake News. “If we want to counter populists’ empty talks we need to have a differentiated perspective that undermines their black-and-white way of thinking.”
In the age of digitalisation our behaviour of how we inform ourselves changes. Nowadays, none of us buys a newspaper anymore when it comes to information gathering.
Who needs newspapers when we have access to the World Wide Web? Exactly, no one!
Newspapers are a dying breed in a time where serious, factual journalism has never been more important. “Fake news” is the watchword of the moment. The paroles of European populist parties and lately, the President of the USA are blaming the media of publishing nothing but lies. We, as rational citizens, are aware of the empty accusations and rely on the credibility of public-service broadcasters. But do we actually make use of them?
- Who of us is scanning daily the electronic version of long-established newspapers?
- When was the last time you read an article entirely?
- Who would consider to subscribe to a newspaper in the light of the…
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