Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz explain how their rating system for news sites is helping users and advertisers avoid hoaxes. Crovitz says the goal of NewsGuard is to give people "the tools they need" to decide whether to trust a source.
"Disinformation right now is collaborative," Kate Starbird says, "where people are actually creating it, they're working together in ways they don't necessarily even know." Caroline Orr Bueno says "the end result is confusion."
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, is trying to win the "Fox primary" by appearing on the network every few days, Brian Stelter says. "From Oz's point of view," Olivia Nuzzi says, "there's no upside to participating in the mainstream media," so he's sticking to Fox.
Brian Stelter observes that most major networks barely covered Donald Trump's Arizona rally, while a number of far-right channels and streaming outlets treated the rally like a Super Bowl. Stelter says the lack of Fox coverage is a "sign of weakness for the former president."
Chief Media Correspondent and Anchor of Reliable Sources
Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources, which examines the week's top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S. Stelter reports for CNN Media, and writes a nightly e-newsletter.