In a poll in 2016, only 32 per cent of Americans said that they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the mainstream media. The number is especially low among Republican voters, with only 14 per cent of them saying they trust the mainstream media.
You’ve probably heard a lot about press freedom already. But if you haven’t, that’s okay, this is a good place to start. Here is why press freedom it should be important to you, and what you can do to help keep it free.
During the creepy clown scare of October 2016, when rumours and social media posts about threatening clowns shook schools across the US, students in Danina Garcia-Fuller’s eighth-grade language-arts class mostly shrugged in disbelief.
It seems like every day we hear accusations of “fake news”, whether it’s from the US leader, or in conjunction with Jakarta’s upcoming election for governor.
1 Does the URL look odd? That “com.co” ending on an otherwise authentic-looking website is a red flag. When in doubt, click on the “Contact” and “About” links to see where they lead.