2.1 Analogue interfaces vs. digital interfaces of news media

The time we spend on reading news sources, especially newspapers, has steadily fallen in the past decade (Dimmick, Chen, & Li, 2009). This is partly due to the fact that an average newspaper reader gains his or her information from several other sources, especially the web. The internet has vastly changed the accessibility of information … Continue reading 2.1 Analogue interfaces vs. digital interfaces of news media

2.2 Masquerading as the authoritative truth

One of the problems that causes the growth of misinformation and the possibilities for creating fake news is the fluctuating character and quality of online news. The user of the news medium has become their own personal ‘gatekeeper’. Besides that, the internet enables the distribution of news to be continually changing. This means that, depending … Continue reading 2.2 Masquerading as the authoritative truth

2.4 The design of Dis-, Mis- and Fake information

Information has power and meaning, but uniformity in the design of this information, both in shape and medium, complicates our ability to compare. Most fake news is designed on the basis of the idea that the user will not be overly critical regarding the validity of its contents. Although the form in which the ''news'' is … Continue reading 2.4 The design of Dis-, Mis- and Fake information