Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Truth and Nothing But

I’m all for someone telling things for how it is as long as it is the truth and nothing but. There are “journalists” out there that created a reputation of “telling it as it is” but the message they share are filled with lies and misinterpretations for the purpose of shocking the consumer rather than informing.
Some will go as far as showing pictures, or a video, as proof of what they are saying. While it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, we still have to remember that we can make a picture say anything we want.

What is the reason behind the person sharing the news? Does that person want to make the world a better place by exposing something that isn't right or does that person only want to create more chaos?
“Fake news” isn’t a recent problem (anyone up for a witch hunt?) and it’s not likely to go away anytime soon. Our only line of defense against it is to be informed - to take any news with a grain of salt. To not spread it as it may be all a lie.

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