Facts are stubborn things: and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. ~John Adams, 1770
Eli Pariser (Upworthy short video)
"It will be very hard for people to watch or consume something that has not in some sense been tailored for them." ~ Eric Schmidt, Google
"Alternative facts": Phrase used by used by Kellyanne Conway, U.S. Advisor to President Trump, when explaining discrepancies of attendees reported at inaugural events.
Born digital: Content found on the internet that has not been published in print.
Cherry-picking: Using only select fact to sway the reader, ignoring the facts that may offer a complete story.
Clickbait: Digital content that uses persuasive tactics and inflammatory language to attract visitors to a site.
Column, Blog, Editorial, Opinion: an article that gives an opinion on a topical issue that reflects the writer's personal views.
Confirmation bias: the tendency to seek out information that confirms one's pre-existing beliefs and reject opposing views.
Deep Fake: Artificial intelligence bases technique used to create false videos that appear authentic.
Echo effect: The effect of having our own opinions constantly echoed back to us, which reinforces our individual belief system.
Filter bubble: The result of online tools that use algorithmic methods to "learn" what information is preferred by a reader.
Hoax: A humorous or malicious deception (lie).
Parody: An exaggerated imitation of something used to entertain or provide a message, lesson or commentary.
Post-Truth: Used to describe a circumstance where emotion and bias are more important and believed than facts.
Satire: The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize.
Verify: To demonstrate that something is true, accurate, or justified.
Vetted: The use of thorough investigation to evaluate someone or something.