Visualizing The Fake News Problem

There’s been no shortage of blame passed around for the so-called “fake news” epidemic that has been front and center since the U.S. election. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins explains, social media has been singled out as one key factor leading to the spread of misleading or false news. However, low barriers to entry for creating content, hyperpartisanism, confirmation bias, and the echo-chamber effect have also been identified as causes or symptoms in the proliferation of such stories.