Sunday, October 16, 2016

“Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.”

Many people my age and older seem to have a difficult time distinguishing truth from fiction when it comes in the form of a Facebook post or from social media.

Everyone knows that the media can be and is manipulated  because the internet has a serious issue when it comes to authenticy

Unfortunately, many people do, and this could produce seriously negative consequences

One example of this is the 50 cent online trolls from China. Sa tingin ko nangyayari na eto sa ating bansa

50 cent online troll definition

The 50 Cent Party, or 50 Cent Army (Chinese五毛党 wǔmáo dǎng), is the colloquial term for Internet commentators i.e. trolls (Chinese网络评论员 wǎngluò pínglùn yuán) hired by Chinese propaganda authorities in an attempt to manipulate public opinion to the benefit of the Chinese Communist Party[1][2] during the early phases of Internet's rollout to the wider public in China. The name derives from the allegation that commentators were said to be paid fifty cents (in Renminbi) for every post.[3][4][5] They created favorable comments or articles on popular social media networks, intended to derail discussions that are unhelpful to the Communist Party and promoted narratives that served the government's interests, together with disparaging comments and misinformation about political opponents and critics of the Chinese government, both domestic and abroad.[6][7][8] It is also used as a derogatory term against people with perceived pro-CCP or Chinese nationalist views. [9]

-souce Wikipedia

Examples of fake news:

This is a list of starical news websites

So ingat sa pagshashare ng news para di magmukhang tanga