Something that has stuck with me from the last few weeks is the idea that “fake news” may be far more prevalent than we know. We only identify a piece of information as “fake” when we have enough information to recognize the truth. So, in the instance where we don’t know or don’t have access to any source to find “the truth” about a matter, we won’t have the ability to even recognize fake news. This is slightly terrifying, and makes me question nearly every news headline I read! Thinking about this only further illuminates the need for attention and change in this realm. Fake news has a societal impact far beyond the inaccuracy of a single piece of information.

Shared By: Abby Albrecht
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