Fake news try to pass themselves off as
Fake news has led to a new
focus on the media, and the role of libraries and other education institutions
in providing this. Because everybody that reads fake news really believe it
sometimes, that is why fake news has led a new focus on the media.
Back in the old days, people got their
news from newspaper,
radio and television, it was easy to
figure out when someone was making fake news back then ,but sometimes we can’t
even tell if it is fake news. Often featured stories with outrageous headlines,
such as, “Woman Gives Birth to Alien.” We may laugh at such titles,
but what’s not so funny is that in the last decade or two, with the growth of
the Internet and social media, fake news stories and entire fake news sites have
But many other fake news try to pass
themselves off as real news, either by never disclosing their satirical nature
or hiding the disclosure deep within their website. Still others are just
peddling false and salacious tales to drive many people to their site and rake
in ad revenue, something easy to do when social media allows the rapid spread
news is nothing new. But crazy stories can reach more people more in
social media than good old-fashioned viral emails could accomplish in years
Concern about the
phenomenon led Facebook and Google to announce that
they’ll take down all fake news sites.
Perhaps that could dissipate the amount of fake news online, though news
consumers themselves are the best defense against the spread of misinformation.
Not all of the
misinformation being passed along online is complete fiction, though some of it
is. The fictions and fabrications that comprise fake news are but a subset of
the larger bad news phenomenon,
which also encompasses many forms of shoddy, unresearched, error-filled, and
deliberately misleading reporting that do a disservice to everyone,” he wrote.
lot of these viral claims aren’t “news” at all, but fiction, satire and efforts
to fool readers into thinking they’re for real.
If you get your news online or from social media, this type
of headline sounds very familiar. What’s real? What’s fake? What’s satire? Now
that anyone with access to a phone or
computer and pc can publish information online, it’s hard to
tell. But as more people go to Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram
also in other media sites for their news and information, it’s even more
crucial that all of us — especially kids — learn to decode what we read
online. The fact that we
cannot stop people from creating fake news and sites, there are tips that we
can use to see these false stories and prevent it to spread from the media. But
don’t forget that don’t believe in false stories and news sites because if you
believe in those stories or news site you might end up in those website.