The new, hyperpartisan media

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

This piece on hyperpartisan Facebook pages, from Buzzfeed, becomes even more compelling in the light of today’s news:

Our analysis of three hyperpartisan right-wing Facebook pages found that 38% of all posts were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false, compared to 19% of posts from three hyperpartisan left-wing pages that were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false. The right-wing pages are among the forces — perhaps as potent as the cable news shows that have gotten far more attention — that helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump.

Media’s failure to truly engage with the social spread of news has opened the door to a new form of media, once that lacks the journalistic ethics that our polity badly needs right now.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.