“Terrorists Have Infiltrated the US Government!” “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President …” “Hillary Sold Passport Printing Machines to ISIS…” Fake news stories like these were shared millions of times on Facebook during the 2016 US election.
Idiom: It Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be
The internet gives us new ways to connect with each other that we couldn’t imagine just 20 years ago. Instant communication through email, skype and social media is supposed to bring people together. It’s supposed to make keeping in touch easier, help spark new friendships, and help people rediscover old ones. It’s supposed to make the world a smaller place.