BSU Prof: Beware social media as singular news source

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Twitter (Sarah Welliver/The Elkhart Truth) People have been trying to get the latest updates on the spread of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, whether that’s watching their local news on TV, listening to it on the radio, or reading the newspaper. However, many Americans and Hoosiers are getting unreliable information on social media.Dom Caristi, a telecommunications professor at Ball State University, says a study from the Reuters Institute shows nearly half of Americans get their news just from social media. Caristi says that makes sense, with the amount of time we’re spending on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram going up during the pandemic. He also says that can cause a lot of trouble.“The biggest problem with relying on social media is that there is no check in the system,” Caristi said. “Anything can get out there.”He says one of the issues is that it can sometimes be hard to spot the difference between a reliable, legit news source and something with intentional false information. That’s why Caristi says you should take some time to think before sharing and posting.“If you can only find the story or information from a single source, it might not be legitimate,” he said. “Anytime you’re getting any information from a single source, you might want to think twice before you retweet that.”Caristi added that you should trust your local TV station, radio station or newspaper over “a website that was created yesterday.”“People like to hammer the traditional media — newspaper, radio, television — but they sure get it right a lot more than the newer, less establishments.”The professor also says you should be careful throwing the phrase “fake news” around, because it’s hurting the credibility of legitimate media outlets and journalists.“If people come away from this thinking ‘well, you can’t trust anybody,’ then we have created a system that makes the news less valuable,” Caristi said.He says some people like to use that phrase just when they don’t want to believe the news is true or that they just disagree with it. Google+ Pinterest BSU Prof: Beware social media as singular news source By Network Indiana – July 31, 2020 2 228 Previous articleGov. Holcomb not closing bars despite virus task force recommendationNext articleDebate on whether mail-in ballots lead to increase voter fraud Network Indiana WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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Watch EPL Live: Chelsea Vs Cardiff on JOY Sports on Multi TV

first_imgRemember to tune in to JOYSports and ADOM TV on MULTI TV this and every Saturday for live action from the English Premier League.Chelsea look to extend a 12-match unbeaten home run in the top flight when they welcome Cardiff City to the Bridge this Saturday. Expert Pre-match analyses would commence at 1:30pm join by predicting your scorelines to 1760.MATCH FACTSJose Mourinho’s side have not tasted defeat at home in the Premier League since a surprise 1-0 loss against QPR in January.The London outfit have since won 10 and drawn two on their own turf and their run without a loss equals Everton’s as the best in the division at present. Chelsea head into the game against Malky Mackay’s men in good form, having won four and drawn one of their previous five in all competitions.Goalkeeper Petr Cech will rack up 300 Premier League appearances if selected, with only John Terry and Frank Lampard having achieved that feat for the club.Ashley Cole has been ruled out for the hosts after withdrawing from England duty with a rib injury, while striker Fernando Torres has yet to return to training since sustaining a knee injury against Steaua Bucharest.The fixture marks the first league encounter between the two sides since March 1984.last_img read more

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Mason City man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse

first_imgA Mason City man arrested late last month on sexual abuse charges has pleaded not guilty.40-year-old Bryan Holmes was charged with three counts of third-degree sexual abuse. Mason City police say they had received an earlier report that Holmes was having sexual contact with an underage person over the course of several months. Police say Holmes and the victim were acquainted and that the incident occurred at a home in Mason City. Holmes was also wanted for a warrant for violating parole.The arraignment hearing for Holmes was scheduled for next week, but online court records show he filed a written plea of not guilty on Thursday in Cerro Gordo County District Court. No trial date has been set.He’s is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $30,000 bond.last_img

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Donegal medical plant to create 200 new jobs with massive investment

first_imgA major investment in the Abbott medical plant in Donegal is set to lead to 200 new jobs.The medical device’s manufacturer is planning a €130m investment in a new facility in Donegal Town that would lead to the creation of about 200 jobs, according to the Sunday Times.The US healthcare group is finalising plans for the dramatic expansion of its site in Donegal town, which makes products for treating diabetes. The present plant opened in 2006, and it makes the group’s worldwide supply of blood glucose monitoring strips.Sources said the expansion would facilitate the manufacturing of a new product and ultimately lead to the ­doubling of the 200-strong workforce in Donegal.It is expected to involve investment of between €130m and €140m.Abbott, which is valued at $97bn (€82bn) on the New York stock exchange, has identified diabetes treatment as a growth area. Donegal medical plant to create 200 new jobs with massive investment was last modified: November 19th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AbbottDonegal Towninvestmentjobslast_img read more

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