Please review the annotated bibliography handout from this week. Your annotated bibliography must include at 3-4 entries.
Your articles must come from the academic databases through the college library website. EBSCO and Academic Search Complete may be the best databases to begin your searches.
The assignment must be formatted in MLA format—heading, header, double-spacing, 12 point Times New Roman, etc. There is no required length, as long as you are meeting the word count of 100-150 words per entry.
Please review the annotated bibliography handout and sample for an example what each entry should look like.
FYI: Enclosed is the college library website page.
Marwick, Alice E. “Why do people share fake news? A sociotechnical model of media
effects.” Georgetown Law Technology Review 2.2 (2018): 474-512.
The article attempts to answer the question of why individuals are involved in the sharing of fake news. The author makes use of the social-ethical model and establishes that people share fake news mainly because their perspective of the world is shaped by the polarized and partisan social beliefs and deep beliefs. This is contrary to the expectation that individuals share fake news because they have been duped by the media which is partisan. The authors also urge the readers to view fake news as being a component in the larger media ecosystem and consequently exhibit the ability to scrutinize the systems. The best solution that is offered is media literacy alongside the conceptualization of the issue as sociotechnical.
Peters, Alexandra, et al. “Fighting the Good Fight: the fallout of fake news in infection
prevention and why context matters.” Journal of Hospital Infection 100.4 (2018): 365-370. doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.08.001
The article acknowledges that misinformation has always existed since time immemorial. However, various challenges are presented and special focus is placed on the medical field. The authors establish that there has been a misconception that fake news does not affect the medical practitioners mainly because they are involved in scientific projects. As a result, the medical practitioners have for a long time underestimated the effects of misinformation on the health of eth public. It, therefore, examines case studies to establish how information gets distorted and amplified between the medical community and the public. The authors focus their findings on the infection prevention and control field.
Hubbard, Sally. “Fake news is a real antitrust problem.” CPI Antritrust (2017).
The article acknowledges the existence of a general outcry over fake news by the public as well as the political arena and presents information on how to curb the issue of fake news. It defines fake news and explores reasons why fake news is an antitrust problem. The author also discusses the concept of fake news and market power and uses Google and Facebook for the analysis. The article further sheds light on the Facebook instant articles and expounds on how technology-based platforms can come up with strategies that disadvantage their rivals as they compete for an audience. It concludes that is important to have a measure that will combat fake news by altering the market structure and providing competitive pressure.