Dive into the phenomenon known as circular reporting and how it contributes to the spread of false news and misinformation.
In previous decades, most news with global reach came from several major newspapers and networks with the resources to gather information directly. The speed with which information spreads now, however, has created the ideal conditions for something called circular reporting. Noah Tavlin sheds light on this phenomenon.
Lesson by Noah Tavlin, animation by Patrick Smith.
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