False sense of Justice

by Kosta123 on January 31, 2017 - 11:01am

The news website The Daily Beast published a fake news article on the mosque shooting in Quebec City, they stated that “Police said two suspects were in custody after the attack. They were identified as white supremacists ‘David M. J. Aurine’ and ‘Mathieu Fornier,’ according to Reuters. This is not the first time the mosque has suffered from a hate crime. In July, a pig’s head was left at the mosque.” http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/news-agency-publishes-fake-news-on-mosque-shooting/#PVrc6wKotm7K7ccI.99. However, the information was obtained by one of The Daily Beast’s source, @ReutersBrk. This source is notorious for publishing fake news articles. Some examples are the Fort Lauderdale airport gunman as alt-right personality Mike Cernovich. It also claimed Republican strategist Rick Wilson attempted to assassinate Donald Trump. Recently the account has been suspended by twitter. This false news article could have caused a lot of false hope to the families of the deceased. They might have had a sense of satisfaction to hear that the assailants were taken under custody. In reality, the article is false, so put yourself in the shoes of a parent whose child has been killed. This incident should be seen as a learning experience and in the future, false news reporters should be heavily penalized. The news article “News agency publishes 'fake news' on mosque shooting” is legitimate because several other sources sate that the actual criminal is not the men mentioned in this article as well as “the investigation is still ongoing” mentioned by Crown prosecutor Thomas Jacques “Quebec mosque shooting: Alexandre Bissonnette faces 11 charges” http://montrealgazette.com/author/csolyom

 

 

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Really interesting topic. I believe you should put your text in paragraphs and your links at the end or the beginning of your text.

I want to add that your source seems reliable, as you used another source to confirm it, but I believe you could have chosen a higher quality source, one that has more information. You could have also talked more about who wrote the article you summarized.It seems that there is no author when you look at the link you provided. No authors really makes the readers doubt about what is written in the article. The only reason it seems reliable is the other sources.

In the one I found, it adds many tweets from an individual spreading fake news about the shooter. The article focus on all the fake news about the mosque shooting, so perhaps it would have been interesting to look at this article as well.

http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/quebec-shooter-muslim-mosque-fox-news-whi...

The author is Dell Cameron,a well experienced author who investigated before about the FBI and is skilled to search the truth on Internet. His experience makes him reliable, you can read more about him on his social media page.

Really interesting topic. I believe you should put your text in paragraphs and your links at the end or the beginning of your text.

I want to add that your source seems reliable, as you used another source to confirm it, but I believe you could have chosen a higher quality source, one that has more information. You could have also talked more about who wrote the article you summarized.

In the one I found, it adds many tweets from an individual spreading fake news about the shooter. The article focus on all the fake news about the mosque shooting, so perhaps it would have been interesting to look at this article as well.

http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/quebec-shooter-muslim-mosque-fox-news-whi...

The author is Dell Cameron,a well experienced author who investigated before about the FBI and is skilled to search the truth on Internet. His experience makes him reliable, you can read more about him on his social media page.

Interesting post! like how you included links to the sources so we could read for ourselves. I would have loved to know a little more on your idea of Fake News. Do you think it's become an epidemic? Are any sources ever really 100% reliable? How do you think these Fake news articles affect our society as a whole? I do love how you kept your post short and sweet and got straight to the point, and i think other readers appreciated that too.

Firstly, your article is really well written it cover the facts and introduced all the companant of a fake news, well done! While a i was reading your article i couldn't help but to ask myself a question: Are we depedent on a sense of security. As a white male that lived his life in canada and visited many countries i ffound that North American are in a constant state of fear thaat is being feed from the media and ironcly we tend to go to news sources to make us feel secure. As an example a North American could watch the new that comes from Syria and it would provide him with a sense of security but in the meantime the media could protrayed that there is a constant menace against the western world because of the turmoil that the Syrian Civil war created in the Middle East. Futhermore, it might not be a good thing to be constately watching or reading news about all waht is happening int the wolrd, not only it can distort the our vision of the world but also it can pertuate our bias... food for tougths