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Running head: FAKE NEWS 1 Fake News and Society Carl J. Smith Brandman University
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Fake News 2 Fake News and Society Nowadays, it would be difficult to find anyone in the modern world that has not heard the term “Fake News”. Since the 2016 United States Presidential election, this term has been used more than ever before. Although in recent years this term has become popular, it is by far not a new concept. With the invent of social media, information can be disseminated throughout our society at an unprecedented rate. Whether the news is true, half true or completely false there are few barriers to prevent its dissemination. This concept can be seen all around us in hundreds of different forms every day. Although it may seem innocent at first, fake news has and will continue to have everlasting effects on the world as we know it. To witness this form of dishonesty all one would need to do is turn on the television or their own personal electronic device. These are two of the major outlets that people are presented with fake news. Within the last ten years fake news has become a weapon for identity politics. Countless websites and news channels choose to cherry pick information and mold it to fit their agenda. This is a major issue within our society because the majority of the population are not equipped to decipher between credible and non-credible information. This issue of fake news is and will continue to be a major problem for our society. Something must be done to ensure the validity of information that is presented to our population. If nothing is done we are doing ourselves a grave injustice because endless decisions on baseless information are being made every day that have ever lasting effects on people’s lives. Within this review we will go over multiple sources that have already recognized and discussed the need for a change. Fake news has the ability to play on someone’s emotions and present them with un substantiated facts without the person questioning the material. In a research article by Spratt (2017), “With information access becoming increasingly easy via technology at home, at school,
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Fake News 3 and at the public library, the role of teaching people of all ages how to evaluate information quality and authenticity is now of equal or even more importance than providing access” (p.1). Whether it is Facebook, newspapers, or other news outlets without the ability to decipher between credible and non-credible news our society could very possibly be facing a threat of un foreseen proportions. According to Shuster (2017), “Democracy is all about public opinion, and if there are new ways to manipulate public opinion, then we will see a new type of democracy.” (p.3). This is proof that the issue of fake news is not only affecting the United States but other
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