Digital Project Post #5

Hard Evidence: how does false information spread online?

Use Of Social Media Leads To News Outlets Providing False Information – WIBW News Now!

These two articles are great as a pair because they both talk about the downfalls social media has when it comes to the idea of fabrication. Often we use our social media outlets to get information at the drop of a hat, hoping that the source is credible and the articles aren’t fabricated. The first article talks about how this dilemma is identified by NGOs and what they plan on doing to prevent false information spreading. Both articles believe social media is be a great tool. They never once say that its not worth it, but give several examples of how social media has blurred lines and create chaos. They also give great examples of using social media for benefit, like suing it to find Boston Marathon bombing subjects.

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