Wednesday, November 9, 2016

In Response To “How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth”

Today, the internet is almost everyone’s main source of news. When the election results broke out, the first thing that I turned to was my phone for information. Now, the internet is a great way of finding and spreading important information quickly, it can cause detrimental effects. The spreading and believing of false facts and hoaxes spread like wildfire. The easiness of it all is what astounds me. Anyone with a computer can publish false information through social media and websites.

The problem is not how easy it is to publish false and outlandish conspiracies, it is that many Americans believe this. I cannot count the amount of times I have heard crazy stories about the Presidential campaign. And even questioned if they were true.  The fact that people choose to believe these false facts and sway them by their own personal biases is what causes these rumors to continue to thrive.

It is getting harder and harder to see the truth online. I do not see the future getting any better. In most cases, it doesn't even matter if these rumors are true, as long as you agree to them and they fit your own personal views.
This monstrous creation of fake news and intense bias could potentially ruin america as a whole. How will future elections be affected by these problems. Does this fake news de-legitimize the campaign as a whole?  Who knows what lies in store for America, especially now that the election is over and America is left flipped on its back.

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