Filter bubbles and ‘fake news’ have people concerned about the credibility of content shared on Facebook and Twitter; 13% of Britons say stories posted on these platforms are mostly unreliable. Canvas8 sat down with 20 people across the UK to get their views on social media as a news source.
Trump’s Presidential win left half the world aghast, and the other half saying ‘I told you so’, raising all kinds of questions about the flow of information online. And it's led to a call for social platforms and media outlets to take some responsibility. But is it too little, too late?
What do Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump have in common? Both have been held responsible for boosting the sales of UK-based, satirical news magazine Private Eye. Because people of all generations know that when times are tough, it’s good to have a laugh.
If Faisal Islam, Ralph Keyes and the New York Times are to be believed, the Trump candidacy and the vote for Brexit show we've entered a post-truth era – a world where emotion and populism win out over facts and experts. But is it true? And do emotional appeals really trump facts and figures?
Amid widespread condemnation of fake news on social platforms and international media outlets, brands are taking an active role in combatting dishonesty. Through its program Wiki Edu, Wikipedia is teaming up with students and academics to ensure the integrity of its articles.