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Does fake news matter?

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Yes - fake news can have real consequences.

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Maybe - but we can learn how to spot it and social media sites have taken special measures.

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No - there's so many other things more likely to influence someone's behaviour.

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It depends - it's important to work out whether it's being used as a label to intimidate others, or highlight false claims.

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  • tknm
    Fake news is also exaggerated news as seen during the Brexit referendum which was heavily fuelled by xenophobic rhetoric.
    2 Jun 2021
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  • nono
    Fake news absolutely has real consequences. Especially because statistics show that even after they are debunked, they remain believed.
    11 May 2021
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  • savannahjasmine
    Fake news can have consequences, that's why when there is a volcano warning which is fake it affects loads of people in the surrounding area
    20 Feb 2021
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  • roboclaire
    People who spread fake news are equally at fault as those who create fake news. It is our responsibility to determine credibility of news.
    6 May 2020
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  • rachael
    Fake news is very misleading and the majority of the time, it can cause negative impacts.
    3 Apr 2020
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  • nökkem'out
    The more social media appears then the more it influences the population. And social media is full of sick (bad) people.
    7 Mar 2020
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  • nökkem'out
    The more fake news happens and appears, the more misinformed the population becomes. It effects the elections it's just not right.
    7 Mar 2020
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  • nerdgirl
    I think that if social media sites did more to stop fake news from leaking out, it might not matter so much.
    2 Dec 2018
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  • peter
    Can insinuate hostility towards certain groups, particularly if fictitious statements suggest that the group is accountable for immoral acts
    13 Mar 2018
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  • megs
    It is important and we need people and websites that we can trust. Not like wiki and Trump. Totally with you danielleharriet!! :)
    20 Nov 2017
    3 years ago
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  • pickle-morty
    It matters because people believe what they read and don't question what is around them. Maybe I'd spot it, but I wouldn't know if I hadn't.
    2 Nov 2017
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  • danielleharriet
    I'm so fed up of Trump
    1 Nov 2017
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  • 060905
    What a person believes and what is true is completely different.
    22 Oct 2017
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  • oxplore alex
    I'd like to think that I'm smart enough to spot fake news but I guess I can't always know...
    10 Oct 2017
    4 years ago
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