It may seem that a lot of the things we read online, especially on social media, are often true. Fake news may be fabricated news, stories, pictures, or even videos created with the intention of misleading or deceiving readers and public opinion. These stories are usually created to influence people's opinions, pass a political agenda, or cause confusion, and can often be a lucrative business for online advertisers. In this session, we will discuss this fake news, the extent and suitability of media work ethics in general, and what are the negative and positive effects that our personalities may have from dealing with this news through the following topics: Contents:
- An introduction to the communication process and its impact on the recipient.
- The most important theories of media influence:
- Direct or rapid impact theory (magic bullet).
- Long-term impact theory (cumulative theory).
- The theory of vaccination and inoculation.
- Two-stage influence theory.
- News sources (reliable and unreliable).
- Yellow journalism and its goals.
- Definition of fake news, its origins, and the reasons for its spread.
- Types of fake news.
- The relationship of fake news with social media.
- How to detect fake news.
- How do we deal with fake news?