My Digital Self

In today’s world, many people, myself included, receive their news via the internet. Whether it is through social media, the news source’s website, or a smartphone app people are in some way getting news digitally. For me I have never lived in the world where the internet did not exist and barely remember a time where cellphones did not, so as a teenager and young adult I rarely ever watch the news on TV to get information. For national and international news, I follow what is happening politically, especially since Donald Trump is now president.  I mostly get national news from the CNN app I have on my phone.  This app is a combination of text and videos and sends notifications to my phone when news stories break. I do follow news form my home town, which is Madison Wisconsin. I mostly find local news from Facebook. Friends and family share links to local news stories.  The links generally lead me to local news station’s website like Channel 3000. Facebook one hundred leads me to news.  Most of the time it is through links or one specific story. I can be hard to trust which is real on Facebook.  I normally trust the news credible if it is posted by the news source itself or my mom or dad’s friends share it because the older and seem more knowledgeable regarding fake news. I also use twitter but I am never really led to news sites like I do on Facebook. When I do not get my news from social media I will sometimes type in the web address to...