Theinternet is a good resource, but the type of things that are put on there isnot always to be trusted.
It goes on the path towards using eye catchingheadlines such as ‘Celebrity looking pregnant and caught taking drugs’ or’President seen making out with another woman’ anything that they know willcatch the audiences eye and make them want to read the article whether it is realor fake. On the website ‘What is fake news’ posted on the telegraph, it isquoted ‘Headlines can seem suspicious tothe point of being silly, making it tempting to be fake news’ (Community, 2017).Fake news is completely made up and itis set up to lie to the readers, it was not something that people used before,but now it is seen as a big deal.
Before the internet made it’s way, it washard to gather information, building up trust took a very long time, and therewas easier examples of what passed for news in the media. The moment thatsocial media came into the picture it has torn down the walls that blocked fakenews from spreading, it has allowed anyone and everyone to create and make upstories whenever they please. The telegraph states that ‘Facebook and Twitterallowed people to exchange information on a much greater scale than everbefore, in short the barriers to creating fake news have need undone’ (Titcomb, 2017). The aim and goal offake news is to make the audience feel shocked and make them go over what theyhave just read, and with that it causes them to share what they had just readon Facebook, Twitter any type of social media platform without having a secondthought about it, the process of this will make viewers believe what has beenshared was a good idea, the cycle goes on and on to the point where peoplecould think that it won’t end, until a big enough audience decides whether totake on what they read or label it as fake news.