Outspoken

Stephanie Busari Speaks On How Fake News Does Real Harm

   

In this ted talk, Stephanie Busari who is a jpurnalist with CNN explainS the real dangers of fake news and what we can do to stop it.

“In my job as a journalist, I check, I verify. I trust my gut, but I ask tough questions. Why is this person telling me this story? What do they have to gain by sharing this information? Do they have a hidden agenda? I really believe that we must all start to ask tougher questions of information that we discover online. Research shows that some of us don’t even read beyond headlines before we share stories. Who here has done that? I know I have. But what if we stopped taking information that we discover at face value? What if we stop to think about the consequence of the information that we pass on and its potential to incite violence or hatred? What if we stop to think about the real-life consequences of the information that we share?” she said

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