Published On: Wed, Oct 4th, 2017

The Day Fake News Broke The Internet

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Although October 1, 2017, will go down in history as the day the worst mass shooting in modern US history took place, it will also be remembered as the day when fake news took over the internet.

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, stories sprang up of accounts concerning what took place, as is often the case in this new age of social media. However, what happened next not only took the proliferation of fake news to another level and almost ruined the life of an innocent man, it also underscored what has become an alarming trend of false and misleading information getting to news consumers before being properly verified.

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The Day Fake News Broke The Internet