Kantian view on digital manipulation and (so-called) flat earth news (450 words)

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What is the Kantian view on digital manipulation and (so-called) 'flat earth news'?


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What is the Kantian view on digital manipulation and (so-called) 'flat earth news'?

The inability of print and broadcast news media to maintain a high standard is what journalist Nick Davies calls “flat earth news.” Davies argues “truth-telling must be fundamental to the practice of news reporting” (120). Similarly, according to our readings, the digital manipulation of media is also an ability of news media outlets to maintain high standards. By manipulating images people can be deceived (especially if the public is unaware of the image’s manipulation). In this way, Davies argument and digital manipulation in the media allude to Kantian ethics in the following three ways....

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