The professor of cinema and television arts offered her insights during an online segment that looked at how to have conversations with your family about understanding what is and is not fake news.
A recent segment hosted by ABC’s “The Debrief” examining fake news and how older generations are influenced by its use featured the insights of Naeemah Clark. During the Aug. 2 show, the professor of cinema and television arts joined host Kimberly Brooks by video to discuss how to talk to your family about understanding what is and is not fake news.
Specifically, the segment addressed why old generations more frequently share inaccurate news than other demographics. According to Clark, this trend is the result of the exponential growth in news media since the mid- to late-20th century.
“In previous generations, the news … was trusted and it was believed because that is what they had,” Clark said during the interview. “There were three channels … and the 6 o’clock news was what you trusted, what you were dependent on. Now that there are so many more sources, it is more difficult" … to identify what is truthful.