Fake News are giving Hell to Social Networks

by Nikthefreak98 on February 7, 2018 - 11:49am


Fake News are giving Hell to Social Networks


The article treats of fake news, but in the social network in general, principally in Facebook, Google and Twitter. It’s telling us that in the future , manipulation against humans with fake news and fake accounts will only get worse on the Web and that mobilisation will become stronger , where big organisations will do war, a war opposing reality to fakeness. The text also talk about automated accounts or «bots», which creates a lot of confusion and problems in social networks and that represents 15% of Twitter accounts. For example, they tell us that the company Devumi has been reported to have 3.5 millions of automated accounts all used to increase «the follower and engagement numbers of its more than 200,000 customers». The problem with these accounts is that it is them who shares fake news in most of the time and they can expand it on a very large scale, touching billion of people, pretending they are someone else. With all this, the «user trust» in social Medias has reached his five-year low.


The article is credible because it elaborates facts that I am personally able confirm by what I see everyday on the Internet, and it has also good sources, starting with the newspaper, Vanity Fair, which is well known all around the world and trustable. Add to that , the author , Maya Kosoff , a bachelorette in magazine journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
, has been published in many big newspapers like Business Insider, Slate, Inc., Entrepreneur, and she has appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and Huffington Post Live.



The article was written by Maya Kosoff, is appeared in Vanity Fair, on January 29th.

Link :  https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/01/the-fake-news-epidemic-is-worse-than-we-imagined


Firstly, I find that your article is summarized well and easy to understand. I like your use of statistics, when adding statistics, it always makes your arguments more reliable, however what is Devumi? Is it a site a person, you are not clarifying? Also, I think it would be a bit more easily understood if you wrote the authors name at the beginning before introducing the context of your article. What makes me believe that this is a reliable source is that you go in depth about, for example, you say how she’s been published in many big newspapers such as, business insider, good morning America, Huffington post, etc. You need to be well educated and a great journalist in order to get that type of acknowledgment. Keep up the good work.

Hello Niko ! I really enjoyed my reading of your text mainly because I learned a lot about a topic that I wasn't familiar with, which is the future of fake news on social networks. Another thing I liked about your text is that you added some stats, which makes your argument stronger. As Angela said in her comment, I would also love to learn about the company called Devumi, which I am unfamiliar with. All in all, I still think you wrote an awesome text that made me learn a lot about a side of fake news I was unfamiliar with.

Hi niko, I found your article very interresting and easy to read. I like the fact that there are statistics in it. It make the article easy to understand. I also like the subject because its a reality of these days. The problem is that you add stats about a company call Devumi but I dont know what it is. You should have put a little explanation about this company and what is the link between Devumi and the social network. It was the negative point about your articel but in general everything was fine. You comvince me about the credibility of the article I made a research about the autors and its a very popular and notorious one. Thank you continue like that buddy.

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