Signatures are being collected this month asking Indiana University officials to remove a painting on the Bloomington campus that depicts a cross burning by the Ku Klux Klan.
About two-in-three U.S. adults (64%) say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues and events, and 23% say they have shared a made-up news story – either knowingly or not (Pew Research Center, December 2016).
As an indicator of how media companies are responding, as NBC News reports, “Pages that post hoax stories on Facebook will now be banned from advertising on the social network.”
What other steps are media companies, politicians, and news consumers themselves taking in light of this current “fake news” phenomenon, and is it enough? Or does it go too far?
The Citizens League has gathered a panel of media experts this week to tackle questions like these in their Mind The Gap series with, News: Is it Real? Watch The UpTake’s video of their lively discussion.
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People with criminal records often struggle to find employment once they are out of prison. A new website aims to help.
“Housing has something to do with everything,” said Debra Behrens, Chief Advancement Officer, Aeon an organization that focuses on helping people find quality affordable homes and stability in their lives.