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Is No News the Same as Fake News?

In the Trump era, we’re increasingly debating what is ‘real’ news and what is ‘fake news’. I think most sensible people can agree that information that is patently untrue and not verifiable counts as fake news. For example, if a news outlet were to run a story based on Internet rumors that could not be otherwise verified, it could be

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Reconceptualizing Mass Communication as Engagement: The Influence of Social Media

This editorial was first published in the Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism and is re-posted under Creative Commons Attribution License. “For the legions of critics who had previously dismissed platforms like Facebook and Twitter as vapid troughs of celebrity gossip and selfaggrandizement, the toppling of regimes in Tunisia and Egypt suggested that these tools were as effective for organizing protests and

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