Fake News in Social Media
May 27, 2017 9:51am CST
What started as a simple mischief is now fooling a lot of people. The practice of spreading fake news is now so toxic that measures are taken to take them down. In our place, fake news is becoming a propaganda tool, not to mention a source of unnecessary panic. I mean a lot of people got scared to death when an idiot spread a fake news about an earthquake tomorrow. Any ideas how to tell a fake news from real ones? I also heard that there are online websites that verify news.
• United States
27 May 17
Just use your common sense. How would someone know that an earthquake will happen the next day? They can't. Even the best scientific instruments can't predict an earthquake more than a few minutes ahead of time. There was a horrible story circulating before the last presidential election about the Clintons and a pedophile ring. So many people believed it that one man even went and shot up the pizza place that was cited in the story as a drop off place for children they were abusing. Anyone with any drop of common sense would know that it was not true--why would a former president and a presidential candidate participate in such a scheme when they had so much at stake?! Any person with a lick of common sense would know it was not true. I despise the Clintons but I truly hope they eventually sue the people that started that story and win their case for libel and slander. Use your brain and you'll know what is true and what is not.