‘The Factual’ is Changing the Way The World Consumes News

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The impact of fake news

Technology exploiting our cognitive bias?

  • We prefer information from people and sources we trust.
  • We pay attention to risks and are more likely to share information about potential risks with others.
  • We remember things that fit well with what we already know and seek to amplify this knowledge by actively searching for more on the internet.

What can we do to combat this problem?

Credibility

Screenshot by the author from The Factual.

Helps counter information overload

A chance to form my own opinions

  • Something that’s currently trending among all news websites.
  • Another from a news source with a different political viewpoint.
  • News from a local viewpoint.

A change in perspective

A sense of community

Screenshot by the author from The Factual.

A balanced viewpoint

Final words

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