Spreading misinformation in the name of information is now a new normal.With smartphone in every hand adeed with free or cheap data, Information explosion is happening and in this spread of information a lot of mis-information is also spread. Be it through Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Google or any other medium.
These platforms have responsibility to curb such false or wrong information but still due to the huge user base and content posting by millions every second it becomes a very difficult task and lots of fake, false news or information gets circulated.
The information may be about some celebrity, or some breaking news or some political events, etc.Even a lot of false medical advices and tips gets circulated and people actually try them believing them to be true.
Many times quotes are quoted in the name of person who never actually said it. These misinformation create a lot of confusion and lack of trust on most social media as well as Google results as people who fall to such mis-information stop believing these platforms.
Those behind such news and facts are mostly marketers who what to gain user following or who just want to create a sensational news just for a short lived fame.
One can be cautious but with the amount of data and information shared all around we slowly become averse to such platforms and they lose their charm. The social media as well as internet is full of traps and wrong information and some alternate means of providing genuine information must be found out.