Who, what, when, where, why do hyperpartisan news sites exist?
Essential question: How does inflammatory news weaken a democratic society?
“[People] want like 250-word, like little hit them and go. It’s like — basically like a coke addict,” Massoumi explains. “Every hour, he just needs to get that little dopamine rush. Like, a fan on the conservative side or the liberal side needs to take out their phone, look at it, oh, Trump sucks. Trump sucks, so bad. All right, all right, I’m done, I’m done, and then, right?”
Leading to the question, who has the responsibility to address the dangers of junk news? The people who make the news or the people who consume it?
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