Politics, news & academia

Is fake news that dangerous?

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It's a serious problem, and it really can become harmful, as the public will be misinformed about things that have a significant effect on our lives.
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There has been so much fake news lately, especially. We have been fighting against censorship and privacy bills for years, as the public needs to, and has the right to, know what is ACTUALLY happening, not what some private blog or news station wants us to know.
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Of course! This isn't even up for debate!
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Of course! This isn't even up for debate!
I agree.
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Of course. It's terrible to announce news that is not true. It can get people in trouble or worst.
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Of course. It's terrible to announce news that is not true. It can get people in trouble or worst.
I agree.
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It is horrible.
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Of course it is.
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We, as the public, tend to listen to, and believe anything and everything that we hear in the media without question or debate, and it is not our fault that there is such a thing as fake news, but it is our responsibility to do the research and check the facts before repeating it to another person.
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We, as the public, tend to listen to, and believe anything and everything that we hear in the media without question or debate, and it is not our fault that there is such a thing as fake news, but it is our responsibility to do the research and check the facts before repeating it to another person.
Unfortunately hence we should hold these journalist accountable.
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Unfortunately hence we should hold these journalist accountable.
I agree. They should hold themselves in a higher standard because people count on them to tell them the truth.
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I agree. They should hold themselves in a higher standard because people count on them to tell them the truth.
I agree. We should really have to hold them responsible and accountable for the news they bring out.
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I agree. We should really have to hold them responsible and accountable for the news they bring out.
Well said.
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I agree. We should really have to hold them responsible and accountable for the news they bring out.
This is true. They should have harsher penalties for spreading malicious news
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This is true. They should have harsher penalties for spreading malicious news
I agree. This would teach people, not only journalists to stop spreading fake news.
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Yes, it is dangerous.
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I agree. This would teach people, not only journalists to stop spreading fake news.
I agree. Even those who spread the news should be penalized.
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You can see it's effects in the way so many people have subscribed to a leftist mentality. every time you hear someone advocating for political correctness or for the special treatment of some minority group (especially Islam) you can thank the fake news phenomenon.
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It can definitely be a big problem if they are not held accountable.
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Yes. Severe punishment for those who spread them and bigger ones for those who create!
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