THERE IS A DISTINCT issue concerning FAKE NEWS on social media, than in news media “overall”. The subset issue in social media is a GENERATED ISSUE by the CFR. They compensated hundreds of trolls to produce goofy fake news sites. Then put them into the stream of social media news feeds..And AFTER THAT, the mainstream media shills and CFR controlled leftie pols can grumble about “fake news’ on the internet.
The DESIGNED fake news issue we’re confronting isn’t just about posts gaining traffic from Facebook timelines or Google search results. It’s also an concern of news literacy – a reader’s capability to ascertain credible news. And it’s getting harder to tell on sight alone which sites are trustworthy. On a Facebook timeline or Google search feed, every story comes prepackaged in the same skin, whether or not it’s a months-long investigation from SGTreport or completely manufactured clickbait.
While feed format isn’t anything innovative, platforms like Google AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News are also further breaking down the relationship between good style and credibility. In a platform world, all publishers end up looking more similar than different. That makes separating the genuine from the fake even harder.
On Google’s search page, a bogus post looks just like a piece from a genuine alternative INDY news source. It has the bare basics of a headline, prominent thumbnail image, publish date, and source. Clicking through to the report on a mobile browser, as the majority of US Google searchers would, brings up the post-Web 2.0 standard: boxes of well-proportioned text in an empty white field with branding at the top and bottom. It appears fairly normal, though odd capitalization and bolding hint that something could be off.
Sometimes the difference between helpful sites and troll psyopping is the result of AMP, an HTML framework that Google developed to create mobile pages that load faster.
AMP has the side effect of making mobile websites look a little more homogenous, narrowing down the particulars that publishers can customize, at least without aggressive tweaks. In a small way, the system normalizes and standardizes designs that in any other case would look certainly askew, tacitly accelerating traffic to questionable sites and further perplexing readers who haven’t learned to discriminate.
Over centuries, print media created a visual language of credibility that became second nature to most readers: crisp type and clean, uninterrupted columns communicate integrity, while exaggerated photographs, messy layouts, and goofy text inspire skepticism. On a physical newsstand, it’s still easy to tell the National Enquirer from, say, The Atlantic. Online, it’s becoming more and more challenging to differentiate between the two.
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