This is the state of truth on the internet in 2016, now that it is as easy for a Macedonian teenager to create a website as it is for The New York Times, and now that the information most likely to find a large audience is that which is most alarming, not most correct.
According to Snopes, Fake News Is Not the Problem
Jessi Hempel

Additionally, larger sections of the society have the need to be heard and a need to voice their opinions, which have largely been neglected until recently.

Previously, it would only be the people who have traveled or attended university that could write for a newspaper or a magazine. It was the so the called ‘Elitist Club’. With social media, everyone has a voice and humans have a basic need to to be heard.