The Importance Of Fake News On Social Media

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Everything has a beginning since the generation has changed over time the growth of fake news has too, now it's a lot easier for rumors to spread around, but back in the day's rumors would go around the neighborhoods, but now its possible for fake news to spread all over social media. Fake news is dangerous in so many ways and had affected people's lives. Some people might think that fake news is not dangerous because they cannot tell what's real and fake, they tend to believe what they read to be true without questioning them self and if the source is credible. Throughout the past, families had more than two children and family members lived with their relatives such as an aunt, uncle, grandmother even with their closes friends.…show more content…
"Emotional and dramatic fake news items will attract more attention, pretty much like real news of that sort. Binder (2018). According to Francisco Perez-Reche (2017) from Aberdeen University, who led a study on a mathematical model for viral content, sensational news on social media behaves in a manner similar to a virus causing an epidemic. "We often witness social phenomena that become accepted by many people overnight, especially now in the age of social media. ''This is especially relevant to social contexts in which individuals initially hesitate to join a collective movement, for example, a strike because they fear becoming part of a minority that could be punished. He explains that as more people start accepting the idea, irrespective of whether it is fact or fiction, it creates what he calls a "transmission" strong enough to overcome the "reluctance" in sharing, resulting in an "explosive contagion" of traveling information. The way fake news travels through social media is much like viral news stories. Perez-Reche…show more content…
James Alefantis who is known as the famous owner of a pizza restaurant called Comet Ping Pong. His restaurant has friendly features such as ping-pong tables, craft room, red and white checkered tablecloths, modernist murals, paintings made by his friends and sometimes he has a band show. It all started the day before the election when James and his employees began to receive many threats message on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from a bunch of people some comments that were mentioned were like ''we're on to you and will kill you personally etc. James had no idea why he and his employees were receiving those kind messages, he decided to look online to see if he can find out anything. He found lots of articles that were made up that Mrs. Clinton is kidnapping, molesting and trafficking children in the back of his restaurant 's rooms. Many articles started to appear on Facebook and on websites such as The New Nationalist and The Vigilant Citizen, with one headline blaring Pizza gate and How 4Chan Uncovered the Sick World of Washington's Occult Elite." When Mr.Alefantis was interviewed he said everything that was mentioned was not true at all but faked up news he also said because he has some important friends in the Democratic party in Washington and was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton he suspicious that's why he was targeted. Because of the fake new Mr. Alefantis and his employees

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