Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth by PEN America
PEN America, whose mission is to “unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible,” evaluates the phenomena of fake news and society’s response to it in “Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth.”
The report examines the strategies employed by tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter as well as how newsrooms and civil society as a whole are dealing with fake news.
The report concludes by laying out strategies to fight fraudulent news on the production side and presents the “News Consumers Bill of Rights and Responsibilities” in order to outline what consumers should expect from their news outlets.
Kristy Roschke, managing director of the ASU News Co/Lab, is a media scholar and educator. Her research interests include misinformation, media literacy education and media trust. Roschke has developed curriculum and taught journalism and media literacy courses at the high school and university level for nearly 20 years.