As the world’s largest social network, Facebook is also the first platform on which is relayed a multitude of “fake news”. Faced with numerous scandals related to “fake news”, Facebook has no choice but to react by solving the problem. The social network has just made a radical decision.
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It is not always easy to unravel the true from the fake on this social network. Indeed, in real life, when information appears, word-of-mouth is responsible for circulating information. On social networks, information is posted at a time T, then after a few minutes, this publication grows because of the likes and shares that are granted. If the information in question is real and well founded, it is no less interesting for its creator to see his work rewarded, and users informed. On the contrary, if the information is characterized as a “fake news” the rapid dissemination of this information could be harmful.
Unfortunately, these tips are not enough and do not allow the non-dissemination of these “fake news” on Facebook. The network has therefore made a decision and announces it wants to strongly distance the “fake news” from its platform.
What is an example of fake news in Indiana?
Remember, a “fake news” is, as its name suggests, a false information that is distributed to millions of Internet users. Also, we took the example of a “fake news” dating from 1974. It is important to note that the “fake news” do not date from the last ten years. They have been present in our society for years and have been amplified with the media.
In 1974, he was a politician who was the subject of “fake news”. Indeed, Jacques Chaban-Delmas was discredited in the first round of presidential elections. The reason is simple. During the elections, a “fake news” circulated about the candidate accused of having killed his wife in a car accident. Following this annone, Internet users caught in fear immediately circulated the information which earned Mr. Chaban-Delmas not to have gone after the elections.
Today, fake news still affect the conduct of elections. In particular, they disrupted the 2016 US presidential election.