Don’t Be Duped: Why Media Manipulators Love Social Media – IVN.us
Americans rely on the Internet now more than ever for news, information, and discussions about politics. According to Pew, nearly half of U.S adults between the ages of 18-49 rely primarily on the Internet and social media for their news, and 62 percent of all adults use a social network like Facebook or Reddit to get their news.
Yet, as voters rely more heavily on the cloud for trustworthy information, few remain cognizant of how susceptible they really are to carefully crafted misinformation campaigns designed to benefit the highest bidder.
With more news being consumed online than ever, one trending …