The Vermont Cynic

Fighting against the fake news fad

Fighting against the fake news fad

Staff Editorial

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Every time Trump tweets, a reporter’s phone pings. This time, it was another attack on one of his favorite long-time targets: news media. “We should have a contest as to which of the networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverag...

New technology takes fake news to multimedia level

New technology takes fake news to multimedia level

Lily Spechler

February 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the velocity of information perpetually on the rise, it’s impossible to slow down long enough to discern fact from fiction. Fake news is the intentional spread of misinformation, and though the news might be fake, the repercussions are very real. For example, a Dec. 20 article pub...

Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

Izzy Siedman

December 7, 2016


Filed under Life

Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled past an factually incorrect article or a misleading post from a friend on Facebook and thought nothing of it. The prevalence of “fake news” and how often it is taken as fact, reveals the influence social media has on informing and grouping the populous....

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