Associate Professor of Engineering management, University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and Stevens Institute of Technology (USA)
…irm beliefs or attack the other side. Yes. Fake news is a serious problem that should be addressed. But by focusing solely on that issue, we are missing the larger, more harmful phenomenon of misleading, biased propaganda.
There’s a broad range of not-fake-but-not-completely-true information. Leaving out information makes for a much more cohesive story but also may nudge a reader in a desired direction.
The loss of trust in institutions, especially mainstream media, is worrying (read this Mathew Ingram piece) because it means there’s no consensus on who is telling the truth, what is based on facts, and what is missing important context.