Yes, false news can become viral. Take for instance, the 2016 Presidential Election. How often did Facebook have fallacy news articles about each candidate just to spur controversy over the Internet? In my own personal opinion, I’ve started to become wary of media outlets, democracy as a whole and the truth of what exists or happens around me today. Most articles I find online are created by an individual who is inherently bias, regardless if they know it or not. Thus, false news seems so common strung because every single individual is choosing to write/see news that is selected to their liking. I’m not sure how we even begin to combat the idea of false news, as I think it has existed among us throughout history.
Where do I look for the best and most unbiased news source?