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Is Our News Being Compromised By Social Media?

These days, the internet allows you go to get information at a rapid pace with just a few clicks. Social media is starting to play a big part in how people get their news. But is the news you get from social media outlets accurate? Some of the issues are that anyone can “break” news on social media making it difficult to discern fact from fiction. However, on the flip side it’s been helpful to journalists seeking sources and experts in particular fields. A study below from Schools.com says that social media is replacing traditional journalism as a news source. This may be true, but you still need to verify your news – regardless of the source, for accuracy since 49.1% of people report that the breaking news they heard turned out to be false. Check it out.

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About Tracy Sestili

Tracy Sestili is CEO and Chief blogger at Social Strand Media. She is also the author of Taking Your Brand from the Bench to the Playing Field -- Social Media Fundamentals for Business.