How social media could transform political dialogue

Fake news has been so very popular for the last couple of years. So much that it has now become a political term all because of Donald Trump’s use of the phrase during his race to become president of the United States.

Fake news can change the way the public would be able to vote on candidates or just simply have a different opinion of the politician being talked about. This can be vital on some peoples political careers because of false reports potentially sabotaging their careers will stories which are not true.

Specifically, social media can be a simple way of releasing fake news simply due to the fact that the readers do not check whether the facts are true. For example, on twitter when there is a news story when it is eye-catching whether it is true or not people will retweet it and could end up trending and believable.