Feb 19, 11:58am
 Real/Fake Digital Media: Time For Us All To Worry And For Technologists To Act
Distribution of news have changed

By Steve Andreoli. Forbes Contributor. Every time politicians (actors, musicians, journalists, friends and enemies) do something that people don’t like they light up the digital switchboard. This was not the case in the 20th century. When “mass media” emerged in the 1950s in the form of scheduled TV shows and syndicated news organizations, the U.S. stood still: nearly half of the American population stopped what they were doing at 8pm on Sunday nights to watch the Ed Sullivan show – after they read the Sunday newspaper (and after they went to church). 

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