Well, it is official now that Facebook is the major source of news for most americans, followed by youtube and twitter. Although many social media sites are being utilized for news reporting and that has led to significant dependence upon these sites by the American youth but other than authentic reports, general public also report or share some unverified news. The debate around fake news is getting more serious with the midterm elections coming in November.
In a survey conducted by Pew Research Center among adults in America, 4 out of 10 Americans get their news on Facebook.
Now, it is no brainer why Facebook, Youtube and Twitter are in the process of making smart algorithms for content monitoring and sensing. Hope it does not kill the basic purpose of make these sites of making the world more open and connected. In the name of fake news sensoring, what type of content get sensored, the future will tell. In the meantime, let us continue using simple sense of double check before sharing any news.
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