Currently, news producers seem to mirror the goals of a magician. They must propel their tricks forward in their complexity for means of retaining the attention of their audience. Said phenomena influences how we infiltrate the world. Social media platforms support news fabrications that take over our newsfeed, such as various “Now This” videos that compress pertinent issues into the span of one minute, spotlighting current events and topics such as major political changes, oppressive presidential candidates, and environmental inquisitions.

Are the implications of simplification, exaggeration, and one-dimensionality solely creating responsibility for the fabricator, or for the dimmed attention spectrum today? This vicious cycle reveals itself as a result of the increasing mistrust in news producers, and simultaneously, an increase in the means of mistrust in order to recharge the attention of the audience.

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