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Argumentative Essay On Fake News

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Introduction
Fake news is defined by Wikipedia as “a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media…written and published with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.” (https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_ news) And though “fake news” is not a new concept, it has become a mainstream topic in recent years following Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the United States in 2016.
The advent of social media and the internet have created a platform by which “fake news” can easily be circulated. The internet has also essentially created an environment where it can also easily go viral. Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have made the distribution effortless, uncomplicated, and faster than ever before. People click, share and like without verifying the source of information that they are sharing. In some cases, people will share satirical articles from sites such as “The Onion” thinking that it is in fact real news, all the while expressing their outrage at the content.
The truth and nothing but the truth?
How can the truth exist in a world that no longer values it – that no longer values the ability to verify facts? There doesn’t seem to be any other industry that has been more affected by this
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