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FAKE NEWS

MEDIA & ETHICS
According to a recent Gallup Poll, mistrust of news and information sources is at an all-time high. In the U.S., only 9 percent of those surveyed have a “great deal” of trust in mass media. Thirty-three percent have “none at all. ” Americans Remain Distrustful of Mass Media (gallup.
MEDIA & ETHICS
It’s a fantastic time to be a news junkie. I subscribe to Google Alert keywords for religion, health and mental health as well as news of the Oregon Coast where I live. For an international perspective, I track Al Jazeera , the BBC and Deutsche Welle.
MEDIA & ETHICS
It may be hard to spot the common denominator of all of Ortega’s flops, but I’ll tell you what I see.
MEDIA & ETHICS
Fake News has become a staggering problem. Public trust in media institutions has declined sharply in the wake of numerous scandals fueled by fabricated stories in the news and on social media.
MEDIA & ETHICS
Ever seen a news story of how crazy everything is “over there” and then you go “over there” or actually look into it and its absolutely not what the news was saying?
MEDIA & ETHICS
When a reporter takes on the subject of (someone else’s) religion, he or she does not usually understand what he or she is reporting on, or is relying on biased/slanted data and ignoring the sensibilities of their intended audience.
COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
There are still plenty of problems to fix in the world, but stupefying viewers with incessant catastrophes on a 24-hour news cycle has obviously degraded the integrity of news media as a national institution.
MEDIA & ETHICS
Some years ago, my local Church of Scientology was in a legal battle with an individual who was violating the law. We took him to court and eventually won. What we didn’t win was the battle with fake news.
MEDIA & ETHICS
If Sofia Kercher had decided to be honest with Scientology Celebrity Center International about her intentions during her recent trip there, this is what I imagine she would have said to the guard's offer to give her a tour: “Yes, we would like a tour.
MEDIA & ETHICS
We eventually won that particular battle—and many others. But we didn’t win it by waiting for newspapers to say nice things about us.