Long before Facebook, Twitter and Instagram even existed, fake news was in existence. However, since the arrival of social media, it has turned an age-old problem into a new threat that is far more than just a prank. We have rounded up surprising facts about fake news to highlight just how much of a problem it is in today’s society.
The facts about fake news
Fake news cannot only be damaging to people’s reputations but also their lives. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of people adopted incorrect health advice as a result of fake news which in some cases ending up threatening their lives. This serves as a reminder for us to think critically about the information we receive from the internet.
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