Defining fake news: a faculty survey
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What is it about?
Do we have an intelligible concept of 'fake news'? Our research of faculty at a state university finds that there is little consensus about its definition across gender, rank, discipline, and age. This is concerning as a more unified and consistent concept would be important to assess fake news responsibly.
Why is it important?
Without getting a clear understanding on the phenomenon, however, we may be powerless to neutralize its impact, especially in times of fear and concern.
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