When I think of internet hoaxes the first thing that comes to mind is when 11 year-old me would send a “chain text” to my friends that said they would be cursed if they did not forward my message to 5 other people. Looking back, I realize how nonsensical my actions were, but at the […]Read more "Why Internet Hoaxes are Harmful"
Remember the 2000s? Everyone was sending out chain emails left and right saying that if the chain wasn’t forwarded on, their life would be over. And for that very reason, we all forwarded on the chain. That was the original internet hoax. Almost a decade later and these hoaxes continue to arise on the internet. […]Read more "Share This Blog Post With Three People or WordPress Will Steal All Your data!"
The internet has hosted countless hoaxes and the effects of these deceptions have the potential to be very harmful. Some hoaxes can be helpful in the way in which people are brought together or a positive change is made after the situation is realized to be a “hoax.” I would argue that every hoax […]Read more "A Sculpture Makes Parents Question Their Children’s Social Media"
In the current day with all this technology, there are many ways to create a hoax. I think the reason that people make internet hoaxes is simple: to get money and/or power. People who create these hoaxes usually want information to get into personal accounts to find something that leads to a monetary gain. Or, […]Read more "What To Believe: The Harrowing Hoax Crisis"
Everyone loves a good internet hoax. If I hadn’t forwarded that email chain when I was nine, I would still be having my 30 years of bad luck. But why do people create these hoaxes? There’s no general answer, as people have different motives, but in general, Dr. Mark Griffiths says there’s five main reasons: […]Read more "Everyone loves a good internet hoax. And that’s a problem."
Some pieces of content that go viral can be very funny and harmless, like a dance challenge or a meme. Others can be more dangerous and intend to manipulate people’s beliefs and ideas. Enter; the internet hoax. Despite whether the hoax ends up being funny or not, the intent to deceive is still present, which […]Read more "Let’s Meet Up With Momo at Area 51: How Internet Hoaxes are Given Life"
The idea of an internet hoax across social media platforms has different effects on different people. From being involved on social media platforms for years of my life, I have seen a fair share of viral hoaxes that went around. The most recent one is the Instagram scandal that celebrities reposted saying how Instagram is […]Read more "Why internet hoaxes are harmful…"
Internet hoaxes are created in order to get a reaction from the public. I would say they are harmless but definitely disruptive to people who use the internet frequently throughout their everyday lives. Although they are bothersome, hoaxes have the potential to create a lot of controversy; both good and bad. People everywhere have something […]Read more "Whats the point of a viral hoax? Jules Moskowitz"
Internet hoaxes are just what they sound like, a hoax. They are a form of media that stirs up buzz, often times creating a sense of fear or endangerment for internet users. In the moment, internet hoaxes are harmful as consumers drop everything to “protect themselves” from the deception going on, on social media sites […]Read more "Is hoax just another word for prank?"