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.

Dr. Kate Starbird, a professor at the University of Washington, has unveiled a study that demonstrates the enormity of the problem with fake news.

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:

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

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