On this week's radio show, we trace the history of fake news. Plus, in a time when accurate information is so important, we ask who ultimately bears the cost when no one wants to pay for local news.
Winston-Salem police say they weren't involved in a couple of “feel good” cop stories that recently made their way to Facebook.
The law allows the government to determine what constitutes false information and stipulates hefty fines and jail sentences for people and media companies that violate it.
This week we consider what we misunderstand about newspapers – from their long history of hype, to the hidden price we pay when they close.
A new report says students who received media literacy training were 18 percent better at identifying false reports than students without the lessons. Girls gained more knowledge than boys.
President Vladimir Putin signed the new law, which allows punishment of individuals with fines and jail time for the spread of "fake news."
The phony paper, distributed in Washington, D.C., "reported" that President Trump had resigned under pressure from female political activists.
Scott Simon talks with Maria Ressa of the investigative website Rappler in the Philippines about being named one of Time's Persons of the Year, and the mortal dangers some journalists faced this year.
"We don't feel we have had straight answers from Facebook," a member of the U.K. Parliament says. The company had fought to keep the records private; some are marked "highly confidential."