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Do no harm: Debunking without amplification | Poynter

By Harrison Mantas and Susan Benkelman
June 11, 2020

What role does “the media” play in the spread of misinformation? A literature review published last month in the Annals of the International Communication Association tried to answer that question.

Looking at previously published studies, the piece argues many “fake news sites” wouldn’t get much traction without the attention of more mainstream outlets. The authors define fake news as using, “journalistic rhetoric, formats and reporting styles for the intentional dissemination of false, invented, information.”

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Source: Do no harm: Debunking without amplification | Poynter

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