Facebook’s Biggest Hits On Fake News From 2016
by amaliatoma on January 31, 2017 - 10:41am
In the article “Here are 50 of the biggest fake news hits on Facebook from 2016” written by Craig Silverman and posted on Dec 30, 2016. The issue talks about several fake news that have somehow become very popular on Facebook and believable by the public’s eye. The article states several deceitful headlines such as, “Women stabbed husband to death because he wouldn’t eat her ass” or Cinnamon roll can explodes inside man’s butt during shoplifting incident”. The article then explains the phoniness behind the headlines and clearly states the whereabouts of it. From this review we learn that most of the people that surf the Internet usually get their news stories from Facebook, which itself is not the most reliable place to find news. We know that this article is credible because it clearly site who the author is and by giving a brief sentence about who he is (in this case it said he is Buzzfeed’s news media editor). The article also clearly states the date of publication in an obvious way, which contributes in a positive way to the websites organization and style. The writing style is also a major contributor to the authenticity of the website. Websites with poor spelling and grammar are big indications of its credibility. In this article, the spelling and grammar were satisfactory. And finally, the website goes under the name of a credible and well-known company that usually undergo studies and experiments by describing and analyzing them which make them tenable.