The Role of the News Media

The media plays an incredibly important role in society, and their job is not easy. But they also play a role in amplifying disinformation and the harmful narratives that prop it up.

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When They Don’t Realize They Are the Trophy in the Game

In this module, we cover the role that the news media plays in amplifying harmful disinformation. We also discuss how some principles of good journalism have been manipulated by bad actors to encourage the spread of their falsehoods. Finally, we offer ways that we, as communicators, can help the media prevent amplification of disinformation.