Tag Archives: fake news

Mountain Meditation
January 12, 2018

Flurries of a different nature

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We are beginning to recognize the immense power of Facebook as a forum, and vehicle of propaganda and fake news since learning about Russia’s cyberwarfare and meddling in the U.S. election.

Through Russian Facebook and Instagram accounts, 80 million political posts…

Op - Ed
January 4, 2017

Fake news, is it for real?

By Jon Morgolis, VTDigger

Fake news has not come to Vermont. Not that some Vermonters don’t consider a report in the newspaper or on TV here and there to have been inaccurate or biased. But that’s not what fake news is. Fake news is a…

Op - Ed
December 14, 2016

Why fake news is dangerous

By Lee H. Hamilton

Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.” He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it’s a safe bet that had he known about fake internet…