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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.
The thing is that, in almost every single one of these instances, the trolls succeeded in their attempts to mess with the media. Trolling continues because it is just so effective and hilarious in some situations. In your article, you mention how some people wanted twitter, the social media of choice for these said trolls, to react more actively towards these hoaxes. I totally disagree: I think twitter should not be responsible for the acts of its users. I would instead blame the media, whom failed to see through these obvious hoaxes (notably the instance with "TheReportOfTheWeek") and spread false information because of a lack of research within their establishment. The media has nothing to gain from researching and validating the information they post online, since they can just blame trolls afterwards. To wrap up, it is unethical to spread false information about these kinds of incidents, as they can slow down the search for potential victims, but the media allows it by not fact checking their info.
Trolling is an art, an unstoppable force that we must deal with.
Your article is great; the subject you chose is really interesting and intriguing. After reading your article I made some researches about the ending of this whole fake news story during the 2016 presidentials. I quickly found out that there is actually no real ending to it; we still don't know the truth about it... Although your article is really interesting; I would have shorten the introduction a little bit, because it is easy to get mixed up when articles have a too long introduction. The structure of a text is really important for the comprehension of it that's why in a future article I would recommend you to work on this aspect. Except this little note, your article was well written and the rich vocabulary used in it makes it even better and enriching. Keep up the good work.
The content of your post is quite interesting, climate change is not something to mess with, it is a real growing issue of our current century. The reading of your post made me research a little bit, I did not know what exactly the Paris Agreement was. After reading it twice, I realised that I totally agree with the opinion you express in your post. To increase the quality of your post, I would explain a little bit more about the Paris Agreement to make the readers know a bit more on the subject. In general your article is really interesting with some good vocabulary in it. Keep up the good work!:)
It's very surprising that a university teacher doesn't know that Australia is a country. Generally, most people think that Australia is a country. I'm happy because I learned something when I read your article : Australia can be a continent AND a country. I've never heard that, before today. I hope that the teacher will never do this mistake again because I'm sure that it was a very stressful experience for the student. However, Ashley Arnold received a amount of money so maybe she doesn't regret what happened. I found your subject very interesting !
I'm shocked to see that a person has nothing better to do than write a fake article about the flu shot killer. Over and above he does not give any proof of his informations, he does not share the name of the « CDC Doctor », so how can we know if it's true? I totally agree with you, Baxter Dmitry is probably not a real journalist or a real person. The worst thing in this story is the fact that a lot of people believe that the flu shot really kill people how got it and that the flu shot is most deadly than the flu. Many people probably feared when they read this article because they had got the flu shot and thought that they had a chance to die because of that. Nowadays, it's increasingly common to see journalists who report anything just for having contents. I found you're article very interesting !
I really appreciated the quantity of informations that you provide in your article. I liked the fact that you told the whole story, which is very shoking. It's funny how sometimes people, even university teachers, can be so narrow-minded. I totally agree with you concerning the reliability. There are way too many missing informations, such as their sources and the author's name.
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!
To begin with, your article is very well written and well structured.
However, there is very little information being provided on the article itself, which makes it hard for me to consider if the article is reliable or not. Although the National Post, may seem like a reliable source, the author is still unknown. Therefore, the article cannot be deemed as credible because there is no background information on the author, nor any information on his educational background. For future reference it would be best to find an article with a reliable author and provide a detailed description of the article.
Here is a credited source article that confirms your article: https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/24/politics/pope-fake-news-trump/index.html
To begin with, your article is very precise and well written. I enjoyed reading contemporary issues that revolve around us young adults and teenagers and it is important for the youth to understand the serious problems about fake news.
Moreover, I believe that the article may not be so reliable because the author of this article has little information about him. The was no background information that was provided for him, nor did you provide his educational degree's that the other has. In addition, the reason why I believe this article cannot be considered as reliable is because it is known that real celebrities and famous people don't personally write what they post on social media, they have someone write it for them, that's why Twitter or Facebook can't be considered a reliable source to be credited.
However, I liked the content you provided and I think it was really well presented! For future reference it would best to provide a detailed background check on the author in order to determine his credibility. Here is an article provided for you from Global News that very well confirms your information.