#CommonDebate: Are media figureheads like Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch any different from Sputnik?

Maxine Blane

Today via CommonSocial, Twitter and Facebook we asked for your responses to our #CommonDebate feature

AS part of Scotland’s new media, what you think about the news is a top priority for CommonSpace – we want to know how you feel about major news stories, and what events you think should be getting attention.

Your views on news issues are incredibly important to us, and we want you to be involved every step of the way. Whenever there’s a big question or issue drawing public attention, we’ll use the #CommonDebate hashtag to make sure your voice is heard.

Today’s #CommonDebate question was ‘How different are Daily Mail's Paul Dacre & Rupert Murdoch of News UK from Sputnik?’

Largely responses were concerned with Sputnik’s links to the Russian government, but these users still had strong views about the Daily Mail and News UK’s American cousin Fox.

One user cited Sputnik’s links to the Russian government explicitly:

Others felt that Sputnik might offer more accurate reporting than the Mail or News UK.

Another response pointed out an obvious but important difference in how Daily Mail and News UK publications are treated versus Sputnik in the wider mainstream media context.

Finally, commenter Dr Craig Dalzell didn’t offer an opinion on any difference between the publications, but instead lent some advice for news consumption in general.

We’d like to thank everyone who responded, and encourage you all to get involved in our next #CommonDebate on CommonSocial, Twitter or Facebook, or even tell us what you think about the latest question in the comments below.

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