Final documentation | Jonathan Tjahjoko

Name: Jonathan Tjahjoko
Student number: 1651303
Teacher: Rob van den Idsert/Annemieke Pesch
Specialisation: E-CON
Format: Mini-lecture
Date: 6/6/2017

Research question:
How does our thoughts and opinions being influenced by fake news?

Documentation:

Research: Jonathan Tjahoko_1651303_Research_report
Reflection: Jonathan Tjahjoko_1651303_Reflection
Presentation: Jonathan_Tjahjoko_1651303_Slides

Synopsis – Jonathan Tjahjoko

Naam: Jonathan Tjahjoko
Student number: 1651303
Class: E-CON
Teachers: Rob van den Idsert / Annemieke Pesch
Format: Mini lecture

A new way of propaganda: Fake news

Synopsis
It is strange what a few words can do with people’s opinion and behaviour. With some shocking headlines and false truth, society has the power to turn the world upside down. It’s like plague, it spreads around the media so fast and there is almost nothing that we can do. Major tech companies like Facebook and Google try to stop the plague with tips and tricks on how to spot the problem. I think it is important to be aware of what is real news and what is not. Fake news is a major problem in nowadays journalism. With fake news, negative people who already have a bad view on the world, get their satisfaction from fake news. Their opinions and behaviour can stir the world and that is a big problem.

Besides deskresearch i’m interviewing a psychologist on people’s behaviour and opinions, to find out why people are so easily influenced by fake news.

Research question | Jonathan Tjahjoko

Name: Jonathan Tjahjoko
Student number: 1651303
Class: ECONC
Teacher: Rob van den Idsert/Annemieke Pesch
Format: Mini-lecturer

Research question
How does our thoughts and opinions being influenced by fake news?

Sub-questions
Where do our thoughts and opinions get influenced by?
What is fake news?
What makes fake news popular?
Why does the media use fake news?

Motivation
Fake news first got my intention during the election campaign of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump attacked the media who are not in favour with him. Every article or news outlet who can damage the brand Trump or his campaign is called fake or not true. Only he knows the truth and his followers believed him.

We all know what happend next, Trump became president of the most powerful country in the world. Trump still uses the term “fake” or “fake news” when the media accuse him of doing something that he doesn’t like, even if it’s true and the media is backing it up with actual facts. With this research I want to see the effect of fake news is and how it can stir not only individuals, but also the whole world.

Research method
Deskresearch
Interview

Appendix
Akpan, N. PBS Newshour (5/12/2016). The very real consequences of fake news stories and why your brain can’t ignore them.
Retrieved at 16/4/2017: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/real-consequences-fake-news-stories-brain-cant-ignore/

Bedard, P. Washingtonexaminer (24/2/2017). Trump, ‘we are fighting the fake news,’ our list one ‘fake’ story a day.
Retrieved at 26/4/2017: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-we-are-fighting-the-fake-news-our-list-shows-one-fake-story-a-day/article/2615652