Personal Growth

  Follower Growth When analyzing my overall Twitter growth my follower count increased from 235 to 269, increasing by a total of 14.47%. My Twitter growth was highest in September when I first started posting, I think this had to do with I was following a lot of new people, and in return they would […]

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The #GunControl Debate

In light of multiple mass shootings, a huge gun control debate has sparked on twitter with people joining in on the conversation by using #guncontrol and sharing their opinions. Both sides feel very strongly and believe that they are right. Here are those for stricter gun controls Here we see a jewish organization concerned that […]

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Meme Campaign Analysis

Analysis of my viral content challenge meme. Objective My objective stated previously in my marketing plan was to gain 500+ views on imgur, because that was the threshold that was considered going viral. Imgur meme Netflix Marathon Homework  My meme explained: This Meme relates to procrastination when doing homework. So instead of focusing on important […]

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Facebook or Fakebook?

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Recently Facebook has come under fire for the continuos fake news that circulates their platform. The COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, was questioned by the US Senate about the problems that fake news on Facebook has caused and how they are going to address it. She can be seen talking about what Facebook is doing in an attempt to combat fake news below:

But with all of this misinformation online this leads us to another question, how can we tell what news is authentic?

While some people choose to handle it with a comedic approach

 

There are real steps you can take to determine what is fake news and what is real.

First off, checking where the information is coming from. Facebook verifies big users with a blue checkmark next to their name, confirming that they are the real person. Public figures vary from politicians such as Hilary Clinton to social media influencers such has Youtube star Liza Koshy. Information from verified users heighten the likely hood that the news is true.

Another way to differentiate between fake news and real news is titles of articles. Webwise cautions people about titles that fall into the category of “clickbait”. Referring to outrages titles that are just used to get more clicks and views on their perspective websites. Most of these articles are fake news, and is just used as a tactic to get people to click on the link.

And lastly, in the era of fake news, cross checking information with other sources is key. If something seems off double check it against credible news sources. Because no one is safe from falling victim to fake news, not even you.

 

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