The Daily Northwestern

Elliott: Government regulation isn’t appropriate solution to fake news

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

November 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Fake news” is a phrase that has become increasingly common since the 2016 presidential election. Interestingly, it’s a term that has been enthusiastically taken up and used by both sides of the political spectrum. Some...

Soto: Negotiating a ‘professional’ online identity

Isabella Soto, Columnist

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve been on the internet in some capacity since I was about eight years old. Whether it was watching Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne music videos using my parents’ AOL dial-up internet, tending to my Webkinz or pouring out...

Closson: In Trump’s era of ‘fake news,’ student journalists should not be discouraged

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The federal government and Twitter have recently come to a clash. After the owner of an anonymous anti-President Donald Trump Twitter account claimed to be an employee of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services, U.S. Customs...

Letter From the Opinion Editor: A column’s role in an era of fake news

Jess Schwalb, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2017

Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

Whether in anger or in jest, a popular characterization of articles shared on Facebook these days is “Fake news!” To be sure, the past year seems to have featured a rise of fantastical news stories from less-than-reputable...