How technology disrupted the truth

Great long-form article on the current state of “journalism” where objectivity and disinterest has given way to opinion, subjectivity, vitriol, and the oft-touted “yellow journalism”. William Randolph Hearst would be proud of our current environment.

Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism

Source: How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner | Media | The Guardian

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