Fake news online, while they are online

Fake
news is information that is fabricated, or that
consists of misinformation or hoaxes spread through social media or online. Fake
news is written and published with the intent to mislead people to believe
rumors that aren’t true. This can also be spread by false headlines that try
and grab attention of people to change their thoughts about another
thing.  Fake news often sets out eye-catching headlines or entirely
fabricated news stories to increase readership, online sharing and Internet
click revenue. Fake news however is not a new problem. It has been a problem
for a while now, and it has been becoming the topic of conversation to many
conversations. Fake news has been growing over time because of all the support
it gets from social media, and the internet. People tend to believe everything
they see/ read on the internet, which helps support fake news. (What is Fake
News)

There
was talk about fake news being present during the 2016 Presidential election
campaign. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, a majority (62%) of
Americans get their news from social media sites and 44% get their news from
Facebook. In addition, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram news users are more likely
to get their news online, while they are online doing other things A recent
study revealed that many teens have difficulty analyzing the news; 82% of
middle school students couldn’t tell the difference between an ad labeled
“sponsored content” and a real news story. Some people can tend to think that fake news is more
serious now because of stories like the presidency one where the news link for
“final election results” was from a fake-news site called “70 News” which
“reported” that Donald Trump had won both the electoral and popular
vote. The Washington Post pointed
out that it isn’t true. New web sites designed to trick and mislead people pop
up every day. (James) Internet
credibility however is kind of how information flow through the internet,
social media, tv shows, and other things. Internet credibility and fake news I
feel I have some similarities, but they also some differences.

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The first Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents Congress from making
any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise
of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the
right to peaceably assemble, or to petition for a governmental Congress. The
first Amendment however helps protect fake news by Congress making no law for prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom
of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (