Fake News.pdf - \"Research shows that most of us simply prefer stuff that feels true to our worldview From\"can Facebook fit its own worst bug\"Essena

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"Research shows that most of us simply prefer stuff that feels true to our worldview", From "can Facebook fit its own worst bug. "Essena Oneil Quits Instagram claiming social media is not real life" by Elle Hunt. Her title caught my attention because it is just social media, it's just online. Right? but social media has real-life effects and consequences. When we go online we suit up and present whatever image we have cultivated to share with the world. Kinda like putting on your suit in the morning to go to work. As for real-life consequences, I believe the speculation around the US 2016 election is a great example of this. The article "Can Facebook fix its biggest bug" mentions one of the biggest fake news hits to the 2016 election; Pope Frankline endorsing Trump. In early July a fake news website was set up. On the site, It improbably quoted the pope as saying that the FBI's inability to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her emails led him to endorse Trump. The story also falsely declared that "news outlets around the world" were reporting the endorsement. Then Donald
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