After reading Allcott & Gentzkow, what is an example that stands out to you of the kind of fake news stories that they are studying? According to the researchers, why is social media “especially conducive to fake news”? How did fake news articles treat the 2016 presidential candidates? Do the authors believe fake news changed the outcome of the 2016 election? In your own life, to what extent do you find that political information on social media is easy or hard to verify as true? Then, using the “Public Opinion and the Media: Is Partisan Media Exposure Bad for Democracy?” (NOTE: on the 2nd page of this reading there is a brief introduction to the articles, you cannot just rely on this to understand the arguments here, instead you MUST read the entire document and go further into each of the actual readings by Sides, Jolly, and Levendusky in order to answer the following questions): Discuss some of reasons partisan media exposure might be a good thing in American politics, and then some of the reasons it might be a bad thing in American politics. Which side of this debate do you find more convincing and why?