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Mira Hawari Prof. Ford ENGL 1020-LO3 13 Feb. 2020 Ease of disseminating and accepting fake news Hugh Gusterson’s article “How Rumors Tap and Fuel Anxieties in the Internet Age” discusses the negative impact of rumors in the modern times. Guterson points out a variety of outrageous fake but powerful rumors have been spread around the world. While all these rumors are fake, they have a deeper perceptual truth which is related to social injustices and abuse. Gutersons mentions so many cases and how the rumors were spread. Nowadays, everyone has a social media account such as everyday people, politicians, celebrities and mainstream media. It is very convenient and easy to access information over the internet. The reason why people choose to read and believe social media is because it can be very convenient. About 45 billion of the population have social media accounts. Social media is very easy to access information. Nowadays, everyone owns a smartphone and is on social media to stay updated. In their free time, they just open an app, read the title of the article, some read the comments and scroll down. It's much easier to access. Whereas, the news comes on certain hours

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