'Seeing is believing' but never trust social media.'Seeing is believing' has mostly been true till a few years back. Nowadays the social media is full of so much fake videos, newspaper edits and stories which actually seems true but in reality are fake.
Many a time we fall prey to such fake stories and forwards and since we see the actual video or newpaper edits or tweets on either Facebook, Whatsapp, or Twitter and forward the same to our contacts and groups in good faith. This is possible due to advancement in technology and an uncontrollabel greed to get more likes, shares or forwards by people who want instant fame or even with some malafide intent.
I had once fallen prey to such fake news which came in the form of newspaper edit and since I prefer newspaper compared to TV news, I believed it as it looked totally real and forwarded it to many people and groups in my contact list.
I was called up by my friend and he alerted me that the message I shared is a fake one and I should delete the same from all the Social Media platforms. It was quite embarrassing and I apologized to each of the contacts to whom the message was sent personally and from then onwards I never forward any message except jokes. This experience has taught me never to trust social media for any news whatsoever.
Who else has faced such a situation and what did you actually do to mend the same.