Is it ‘Fake News’? Intelligence Community expertise and news dissemination as measurements for media reliability

Hector Rendon, Alyson Wilson, Jared Stegall

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Abstract

Self-communication platforms have generated a myriad of outlets and news producers that represent a challenge for modern societies. Therefore, it is relevant to explore new measurements that can help understand whether a specific outlet disseminating news could be considered reliable or not. This study is based on the expertise from the U.S. Intelligence Community to offer a statistical model that replicates the reliability measurements based on intelligence expertise. The results suggest that a classification algorithm could be useful to measure news media reliability. Additionally, different variables were identified to predict perceptions of media reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1052
Number of pages13
JournalIntelligence and National Security
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2018

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