Do you trust that the following news outlets have your best interests in mind when collaborating to edit the news feeds of millions across the globe? Full story here.
The New York Times
ABC News of Australia
Agence France Press (AFP)
Le Monde's Les Decodeurs
International Business Times UK
Eurovision News Exchange
Al Jazeera Media Network
These media companies are now collaborating to determine "best practices" for online reporting. Do you think there's a good spectrum of political viewpoint variation amongst these outlets? What happens when they decide what's appropriate content for your social feeds and headlines?
Think about it. These platforms have immense power over millions of casual news observers. How will this newly formed group of editors position news to reach specific social and political outcomes. Take a look at the orientations of their particular leaders (e.g. Mark Zuckerberg) and decide for yourself.