Is “fake news” the fault of social media?

Is “fake news” the fault of social media?

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Can you really blame social media for fake news? No. Social media is a vehicle. Some might say that fake news is a problem of the internet. Anyone can start a website and put up whatever information they see fit, and then people find that information, real or fake, and share it using social media as a tool. Social media might make it easier to perpetuate the fake news, but it isn’t the root problem.

Here’s a good article from the Guardian entitled, Here’s the truth: ‘fake news’ is not social media’s fault. Here’s an excerpt:

“The real problem with new media is the speed with which falsehoods are spread and the difficulty of providing countervailing corrective information.” Click here to read the article.

Mandi Gould

Mandi is a social media marketer, copywriter, and project manager for Barker Social™. She's a results-driven planner with an unstoppable ability to churn out quality marketing content. Her creative spirit, project management skills, and copywriting ability make her a marketing dynamo. She is also a bird lover, health foodie, jazz enthusiast, and swing dancer.


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