Social media has constructed a new generation of minds that work differently from anything we have seen before. Information overload leads to false news being passed as real, and introduces skepticism as a new roadblock. Journalists need to convey their message somehow, and finding a way to work around the damage that’s been done is only the beginning.
In conclusion, we are surrounded by fake news everyday, and nobody has the time of day to sort through all of it. Information overload plays a big role in the spread of misinformation, and there really isn’t a clear solution to that problem; there are millions of people posting and curating content on a daily basis. As journalists, there is a new detour in the road to the truth, and it’s a long road ahead of educating and informing as many people as possible to avoid fake news.