The news becomes viral!
Do you assess whether a piece of news that is being spread through social media is true before sharing it or passing a comment? Do you discourage rumors being spread through such media or do you become part of the propaganda due to your personal interests irrespective of whether the news is true or false? Let us be true to ourselves and discuss this issue which has serious repercussions.
In this age of different media and various social platforms, it is very natural for a piece of news to go viral. Every other day something is going viral. While it is always necessary for a piece of news or information that requires our immediate attention to go viral, nobody wants fake news to go viral. We all know the consequences of spreading fake news, so I am not going into that.
Many times these viral messages form an opinion among the public and it becomes a hot topic in our natural conversations. Those who are net savvy and aware of the current happenings around them can very well guess by applying common sense which is original and which is a rumour. Some information is circulated just to create hype about a certain issue. When you are certain about a piece of information that it is hype, do you jump the bandwagon to discuss it in public or discourage others by saying it's just a rumour? While it is important to discuss issues that are important, shouldn't we discourage others if we find they are indulging in promoting those hypes?