Fake news, social media, the Presidential campaign, and the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 has been an exhausting year to say the least and new information on politics continues to pour out of the media.
With this amount of news, how do you find the true story? Who can you trust to tell it?
Join Talon member Eddie Landeros and Faculty Advisor Dr. Michele Weber as they discuss the political climate and how we as a society can navigate it. Scroll down to view links for credible news resources, fact-checking, media bias research, and voting information for the 2020 election.
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00:00 – Intro
01:11 – Dr. Weber and the news
02:52 – Social Media apps: Good or Bad for Society?
05:35 – Fake News: How do you know?
08:39 – Fake News and media bias
12:39 – Media Bias: Should it be allowed?
17:01 – Presidential Debate: Our reaction and thoughts
21:06 – Presidential Debate: How it works
23:58 – Presidential Debate: Why it works
26:06 – Presidential Debate: Repercussions to the rules
30:03 – Presidential Debate: Perceptions of the media (cutting off the mic)
34:19 – Presidential Debate: What can we do about it?
37:34 – Disabling comments: Should there be limits on freedom of speech?
40:38 – The Pandemic and the President
45:34 – How do we find the truth?
49:50 – The Value of Education: Ask Questions
51:41 – The Value of Voting: It’s not just about the president!
55:49 – Skepticism with Voting: What if I’m undecided?
57:55 – Closing Remarks
Here are some websites to help navigate the news and politics to remained informed:
Reliable news sources:
- Associated Press
- The Atlantic
- British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
- The Economist
- Foreign Affairs
- National Public Radio (NPR)
- The New York Times
- PBS NewsHour
- The Wall Street Journal
Researching Media Bias:
2020 Election Candidates Information:
- The Balance – Biden vs. Trump and their policies
- BallotPedia – Presidential Candidates, 2020
- CNN – 2020 Candidates
- Politico – 2020 Candidates views on the issues
2020 Voting information (CA):
Dr. Michele Weber
Dr. Michele Weber