The person behind the fake news

by camilledarveau on February 7, 2018 - 11:23am

The article I chose is about a person who writes fake news. The author is anonymous, the title of his article is “Experience: I write fake news” and he published it in January 2018 (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jan/26/experience-i-write-...). The author of the article was a student and he was starting to run out of money. He looked for a job and found out he could write fake news. At first, the articles he wrote were mostly against companies and he did not make much money out of it. With time, he made more and more money to write fake things about guns. He does not feel bad about his job even though he says he does not believe what he writes. Some people probably believe everything he says, but that is the goal of his job. He sees what he does as an easy way to make money without having to work much. He simply writes the opposite of what he thinks. His friends know about his job and they find it funny, they do not see anything wrong with what he does for a living. He wants to continue this job as long as he is well paid because it is easy money for him.
The article I chose is probably not credible for a couple of reasons. As I said, the author is anonymous which means anyone could have written it and it is published on a site where everyone can publish what they want.

Comments

Hello,
Your article is really well done. I founded creative and new you write about your own evaluation about the article. I actually agree with you about the credibility, but in my opinion you could also write about people who wrote about it and decided to talk about. I have a link for you about a guy who actually made money with fake news and decided to reveal his identity. https://www.refinery29.com/2016/11/130288/paul-horner-facebook-fake-news
I hope that my link helps you to understand better the idea of fake news.
Good job

Hello,
Your article is really well done. I founded creative and new you write about your own evaluation about the article. I actually agree with you about the credibility, but in my opinion you could also write about people who wrote about it and decided to talk about. I have a link for you about a guy who actually made money with fake news and decided to reveal his identity. https://www.refinery29.com/2016/11/130288/paul-horner-facebook-fake-news
I hope that my link helps you to understand better the idea of fake news.
Good job

Hi Camille! I found your article very interesting. As a social media user, I'm often confronted with this fake news problem. However, I never wondered who was the person behind these news and why they did that. It was interesting to read about the reasons that can push someone to write fake news. I have no other choice but to agree with you on the reliability of your article. The only fact that the author is anonymous leaves us in doubt. Keep up the good work!

I found your post really interesting because instead of speaking about fake news in general, you are speaking about the author behind it. Even if the article explain well why some people start writing fake news, I think that you could have use maybe a more credible post where the writer of fake news is not anonymous and where the article come from a more credible website like this article from the Washington Post that speak about a fake news writer creating article about Donald Trump: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/11/17/facebook.... Overall, your text is well writen and easy to understand.

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