A Nation of Misinformation
Peyton Van der Wolk

Great article! I liked how thoroughly you covered this issue from multiple angles and backgrounds instead of just in context of the spread of fake news on social media from the election, as many articles on this topic typically do. I completely forgot about the Balloon Boy hoax! Mainstream news sources reporting on fake news from social media is very concerning, as it makes us want to question all news that we consume. However, I also definitely agree that we cannot solely rely on social media platforms to regulate fake news. Your last line was especially powerful in calling to action people who may not typically report fake news or pay attention to or question the legitimacy of what they read.

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