This is a little article about how the internet has made it easier to be able to spot “fake” information, anyone can just hop online from virtually anywhere and “fact check”.The article uses the example of playing a trivia game, and before the age of internet and computers, a person could just make up an answer that was convincing enough for anyone to believe. Now, anyone can just do a simple google search and catch that same person in their lie.
Now, with the social media technology, many con artists are trying to fool society, whether it be Lance Armstrong tweeting that he never was doping to the world, or your best friend creating a fake profile and pretending to be someone else. The article states some solutions to the problem that social media sites are creating when it comes to fake information. There should be better controls (on social media sites back end) on who can make profiles, and what sort of things they can post to eliminate this issue of con artists in social media.
Posted by: Tiffany Calkins