For decades, it’s existed in tabloids found on news stands and in grocery store checkout lines. But with the advent of the internet and social media, it’s seemingly grown out of control, so much to the point that it may have played a partial role in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Fake news is on the rise and on this edition of Northwest Now, we sit down with Dr. Kate Starbird, a professor at the University of Washington, who has unveiled a study that demonstrates the enormity of this problem. Find out how to spot fake news and what can be done to combat it.
When to watch:
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KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)
KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels
Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)
Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)
Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10
Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)
Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)