‘Welcome to the Fake news show, the only show that you can trust’ ‘I’m Kirsty Allsopp’ – Stephen Mangan This might appear funny as a new Channel 4 show but realistically, it shows a darker side to social media and the news that we consume. Thinking about fake news, more often I find myself turning to social media. I spend a lot of time on Twitter. I follow SkyNews and BBC News for trusted updates throughout the day. But it has become such a norm for us to read news on or from social media. It is hard and sometimes even impossible to visit Facebook without seeing some sensationalist headline from a unknown news site. A headline that purely acts as clickbait, wanting us to visit the site. So how do we know which sites are real and which ones are faked? And what even is fake news? It has become a term that covers any content ranging from made up content to propaganda. It isn’t new, but the issue comes from where it is shared. Fake news is being given a new dimension and a new meaning through being shared on social media. It is becoming wide spread leaving it hard to see which articles are true and which are not. The new Channel 4 show ‘The Fake News Show’ just goes to show how fake news is becoming a issue for society. The show conducted a small experiment to see how easy it is to spread news. The most…

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