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Deciphering Fact And Fiction On The Web

The rise of fake news sites coupled with compulsive social media sharing make for a difficult time deciphering fact from fiction on the web. (Pixabay)
The rise of fake news sites coupled with compulsive social media sharing make for a difficult time deciphering fact from fiction on the web. (Pixabay)

The rise of fake news sites coupled with compulsive social media sharing make for a difficult time deciphering fact from fiction on the web. Fox News’ Sean Hannity is no stranger to this as he issued an apology via Twitter for reading a fake story on his radio show yesterday.

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 1, 2016

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 1, 2016

NPR’s David Folkenflik talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about the proliferation of these fake news sites and the difference between completely fabricated sites and sites that pick and choose what to report based on political bias.

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David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent. He tweets  @davidfolkenflik.

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