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According to the American Press Institute,
News is that part of communication that keeps us informed of the changing events, issues, and characters in the world outside.
There are many ways for news to be uninformative or even outright misleading. Two trends in particular have received a lot of attention recently. The first is social recommendation systems and selective unfollowing, which creates a reality-distorting echo chamber. The second is fake news, which sure is in vogue these days, and is obviously a problem that we should tackle.
This post is about a different trend: real news presented with misleading frequency. The issue at stake is the media's ability to inform its readers and serve the public interest.