Do You Trust Social Media

Do You Trust Social Media “Editors?”

Do you trust that the following news outlets have your best interests in mind when collaborating to edit the news feeds of millions across the globe? Full story here.
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube (Google)
  • The New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • BuzzFeed News
  • CNN
  • ABC News of Australia
  • ProPublica
  • Agence France Press (AFP)
  • The Telegraph
  • France Info
  • Breaking News
  • Le Monde’s Les Decodeurs
  • International Business Times UK
  • Eurovision News Exchange
  • Al Jazeera Media Network

These media companies are now collaborating to determine “best practices” for online reporting. Do you think there’s a good spectrum of political viewpoint variation amongst these outlets? What happens when they decide what’s appropriate content for your social feeds and headlines?

“The announcement comes amid concerns over the growing role of social networks, especially Facebook, in delivering and filtering news, and sometimes allowing hoaxes and misinformation to proliferate.”

— Agence France Presse

Think about it. These platforms have immense power over millions of casual news observers. How will this newly formed group of editors position news to reach specific social and political outcomes. Take a look at the orientations of their particular leaders (e.g. Mark Zuckerberg) and decide for yourself.

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