Terms: The Facebook Dilemma SOCIAL MEDIA | algorithm—an equation that determines what kind of information is retrieved from a large mass of data fake news—information created intentionally to mislead its audience in order to influence them; also, misinformation free speech—the Constitutional right to speak without censorship or restraint by the government; in the context of these videos, per the First Amendment, the right of free speech comes with a responsibility not to incite, and only the government is denied the right to restrict free speech, not private corporations SOCIAL MEDIA News Feed—a feature of the social network Facebook that changes often to show the latest updates, stories, photos, or videos that have been deemed relevant to the user; News Feed is the primary system through which users are exposed to content posted on Facebook partisanship—a tendency to support a particular group, cause, or viewpoint over another, often without fair consideration of the facts and circumstances polarization—breaking up into opposing factions or groups SOCIAL MEDIA | Questions Part 1 A)How do you get your news? Through television? Radio? Print? Online news sites? Social media? B) What is the difference between receiving news from newspapers or television networks and engaging with news on social media? C)What are the pluses and minuses of social media as a news source? Questions Part II D) Why do you think people went to Facebook for their news rather than traditional news media outlets? E) During the 2016 campaign, misinformation ("fake news") was being spread on Facebook’s News Feed. What was Facebook’s position on this type of news on its platform? F) Why did some feel Facebook wasn’t doing enough to monitor or edit the news items placed on its News Feed? Questions Part III G) Explain the story behind fake news stories coming out of Macedonia. Why do you think these news stories received so many “likes” on Facebook? What is the potential danger to the American public of receiving this kind of “news”? H) Should you trust what you read on Facebook or other social media sites? Use what you’ve learned in these videos to justify your response. I) Do you think technology platforms, such as Facebook, have a responsibility to monitor what users post? Explain your answer.