The Cause and Effects of Factually Incorrect Reporting


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The Cause and Effects of Factually Incorrect Reporting
In the 1700’s our young country to be known as the United States of America depended entirely upon a citizen of the town to go riding on horseback crying out the last most informative news. Since the towns were small this was conceptually a useful tool in conveying pertinent information to those citizens who wanted to have something new and updated to discuss at the local pub that evening. The citizens were reliant upon the speaker to tell them the truth. Centuries move forward and progress. Jump forward to today, and the citizens still rely on the veracity of the speaker of the news. Yet the media has changed, instead...
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