Fake news. It’s a label that’s tossed about on a daily basis. Fake news can be used as a way of questioning legitimate reporting when the facts don’t align with someone’s political position. President Trump does so regularly. Or it can describe the disinformation campaign countries like Russia are engaged in to undermine our election system.
On this edition of UWM Today, we’re putting a spotlight on fake news — not just in America, but in countries around the world. Joining us in the studio is Maria Haigh, an associate professor in UWM’s School of Information Studies.