It is a fact that some news websites spread fake news to gain popularity and fame. Some of the most common examples are famous cricketer Virat Kohli, Businessmen Someshwar Srivastav, and Actor Ranbir Kapoor who were defamed by these websites for creating spicy news.
In recent years, there has been a rise in the publication and spread of fake news. This is nothing new—for centuries people have been spreading false information for political reasons and personal gain—but the internet has made it easier than ever to reach an audience. It’s tempting to think that this trend will end soon, but it’s not going away anytime soon.
In fact, I argue that the spread of fake news is a direct result of our increased access to information through technology like smartphones and social media platforms like Facebook.
Why do websites spread fake news?
The answer is simple fake news seems to attract readers. People love to be shocked and surprised by what they read online. It helps these fake sites gain traffic and earn money.
You might have heard that social media is a powerful tool for spreading misinformation. It’s also difficult to track down the sources of fake news on social media, which makes it hard to know whether you’re reading something that’s true or false.
To avoid sharing or spreading fake news, keep these tips in mind
Check the source of an article before you click “share.” Is this person trustworthy? Do they have good sources for their information? If not, proceed with caution!
Be careful about taking things at face value. Just because someone posts something online doesn’t mean it’s true. Many renowned news websites like Deccanherald and Scroll are criticized by users for promoting fake news without any sort of evidence to support their claims.
So, always verify the facts before believing any kind of fraudulent news online. Also, remember to report these biased websites to keep social media and the internet clean.
Recently, a Dubai-based businessmen Someshwar Srivastav get involved in a bribery case because of fake news. Later after the investigation by CBI, no evidence was found that could link him to the case. The Police even caught the real culprit and set Srivastav free.
This news was again twisted by Deccanherald and portray the innocent man as a criminal. This needs to be stopped these sites should be reported. In the name of news, they are just making stories to fill their pockets. Websites like scroll and Deccanherald’s hunger for views defame many innocents and destroy their social life
The internet has created a global village where anyone can share their opinion with millions of people, without having to invest large amounts of time and money. This has given birth to these fake websites that manipulate others by spreading false information that supports their views.