In this era where article ‘shares’ are determined more by computer algorithms rather than discerning human curators, the proliferation of fake news becomes terrifyingly evident. People are simply sharing what is sensational, reading ‘news’ only to confirm their own opinions.
What caught my eye was the first comment on the first article posted above:
“That’s the symptom, not the disease. We need a populace who can and want to be able to tell the difference between a reputable news source and a social media site.”
Therefore, it would be more productive for us to be more cautious as readers and checking the credibly and validity of our sources before we share them. So, the next time you come across some site accusing our ministers of seditious comments, do check your source.