Argumentative Essay On Fake News

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The inability of society to separate the lines between real and fake in broadcasting today, has created a sense of vulnerability to not only the people, but also to those who have created a living from journalism. The phenomenon of “fake news” has become commonplace in the mouths of citizens and writers ever since the 2016 presidential election. Due to social media and the internet, no one is safe from the ridicule of what the media produces; consequently, journalists have become scapegoats. As 78 percent of Americans state that “fake news has damaged the credibility of the media industry,” the demand for factual stories is at an all-time high (Lardieri). Although journalism has long been society’s main source of information, the newly established term, “fake news,” has negatively impacted citizens who no longer feel they can trust the media. Not only have the past few years’ sparked controversy in the executive branch, but have in addition, changed media in its entirety. An accurate description of fake news is intentionally giving out false information in order to misguide others from the truth (“Fake News”). President Donald Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, which shocked the nation, as many were told through media that he was “unfit” for office. Moreover, it is even more surprising that many did vote for Trump, considering the lack of information published about his supporters. This exemplifies the root of the issue; distributing biased stories, which have
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