Is fake news a problem, or should readers become more informed?

Kevin Lancaster

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Fake news is in the real news, with Facebook, Twitter, Clinton supporters, Trump supporters, and President Obama all weighing in.

Do you think fake news is a new problem, or are people, on average, more uninformed and ignorant - hence the increase it it being shared?
 

Nick333

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The fake news is in the "real" news because the "real" news is trying to deflect from the fact that they were entirely biased in the election. The irony is all the fake news coming from "real" news sources at the moment. The alt-right is white nationalist. Steve Bannon is an alt-right, white nationalist. Breitbart(who the MSM get's a lot of breaking stories from) is fake news.
 

Zoomzoom

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People are not dumber, their dumbness is just exposed for all to see. Manipulation of the masses has been going on since time immemorial. The only reason Clinton et al are up in arms about it is because they didn't win the media campaign. It's only 'bad' fake news when it isn't your fake news working in your favour.

Should people be more informed - yes, but don't hold your breath for it to happen. It hasn't happened yet in all the entirety of history.

Should media outlets regulate fake news more - probably, but again doubtful it will happen.
 

adrianereynek

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Unexeptable. People believe everything they see on tv, hear on radio, read in newspapers & facebook/twitter etc. Human nature - too trusting, especially South Africans, inspite of the running proof of the other human failing: Consumate liars. Cruel to freak people out for personal amusement.
 
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