Fake News Is Bad For Science and Society

Another reason why we need critical thinking. There is an immeasurable amount of data flowing through cyberspace. On the surface much of what is clearly misinformation seems harmless; however, a greater amount of false news is affecting public perception, beliefs, and therefore behaviour.

In an article for Sciencenews.org, Erika Engelhaupt presents the dangers of fake news to science and society in general.

“If you care about science, that’s a big problem. As daily news moves past the election, the fake news machine isn’t likely to shut down; it will just look for new kinds of attention-grabbing headlines. Fake news about climate change, vaccines and other hot-button science topics has already proven to get clicks.”

Instead of copying the entire text here, I have linked to the original article.

You’ve probably been tricked by fake news and don’t know it https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-public/youve-probably-been-tricked-fake-news-and-dont-know-it

Give it a read and share it. It’s important.

Thank you!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.