In our world today, getting fresh and reliable information is a big challenge. Granted, we have the internet to verify things that we read online, but there are just so many things that can get us farther away from the truth that go near it. This is because of the rise of fake news peddlers, and the sad thing is we can only do so little to make sure that fake news are to be contained.
The more serious part of the spread of fake news online is the people’s perception towards the government and society. If someone decides to write a fake news article about politics, this will cause a public sway of opinions that will result to divisiveness.
People will find themselves arguing among themselves over things that are made up by someone with his or her own vested interest. Of course, there is a chance that this fake news peddler is serving a bigger person, who will benefit the most from all these misinformation. With the truth being spread online instead of lies, there is hope that our society can slowly move away from deception and move forward towards progress and unity.
The path towards change will not be that easy. In the first place, calling for change is actually a bit more complex than anyone has thought it would be. For one, changing the people sitting in public offices may not equate to real change.