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Fake News Speculation – MoonlightLeviosa8

Fake News Speculation – MoonlightLeviosa8

If fake facts go viral and many people believe them, does the internet act as, in a way, a playground of people spreading rumours and information about other people around the playground? Does this philosophy/idea explain rumours like old wife-tales, that say things like ‘carrots help you see in the […]

The internet-fake or fact?

The internet-fake or fact?

As you probably know, Wikipedia is an online website that provides people with information about history,science, people, places, news-practically anything. What you may not know is that anyone can go onto wikipedia and right an article; I could go on their right now  and right an article about the Battle […]

The robin hood tax. fantasy or reality?

The robin hood tax. fantasy or reality?

while watching the election stats and numbers I started to wonder how some parties could get the money to pay for the policies.  Some of these policies that need a lot of money are:- Giving money to the NHS Cutting tuition fees for university students The divorce payment for Brexit. […]

The Fake and the French

The Fake and the French

The French presidential election has been fraught with fake news and media speculation. One of the stories was that Macron’s campaign was financed by Saudi Arabia. The site that spread this story was when they copied the website and replaced the front page with their own creation. This reinforces the […]

Facebook hopes to move away from Fakebook

Facebook hopes to move away from Fakebook

Recently, social media site Facebook has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. It has hit the news for consistently displaying fake news stories on its homepages, which are viewed by 1.28 billion people a day. In a bid to prevent this, Facebook have created rules and tips for spotting […]

Can we really trust anything?

Can we really trust anything?

A few weeks ago a picture surfaced on the internet of Jay Z and Barry Chuckle sitting next to each other at a boxing match (Joshua VS Klitschko) which quickly went viral , shocking fans. But after a quick look through google images, it was found that this story was […]

Internet Articles

Internet Articles

Fake news spreads like wild fire on the internet. With articles on sites like Buzzfeed, it becomes hard to distinguish news from opinions. For example, if someone famous or a respectable source, like the Daily News tweeted something along the lines of: ‘Saw a rare potato tree today! It’s so […]

British Politics and the media

British Politics and the media

Democracy is when everyone has an equal say on how their country is run, but the policies they get only come from a tiny group of individuals.  This can mean that democracy can be twisted in which fake news appears. An example of a fake news story is while the […]

SMELLY SPANIELS SELL STORIES

SMELLY SPANIELS SELL STORIES

‘In a mild-weathered Cambridge, Tim Farron assigned the 2017 election a new catchphrase: ‘Smell My Spaniel’ He was going for walk around the local city center with his spaniel, Jasper, and telling strangers to give his dog a whiff. Witnesses claim he had a red leash and was wearing a […]

Theresa May’s DARK secret!

Theresa May’s DARK secret!

Theresa May has a dark secret that she hides from all.When elected the first female chair for the conservatives she says that her own party is the “nasty party.” This fact had haunted her for the time David Cameron stood down and she took up this unstable position, however this […]

To Smell Or Not To Smell? That Is The Question.

To Smell Or Not To Smell? That Is The Question.

Recently, Tim Farron coined the new election catchphrase, mainly “Smell my Spaniel”. Now, did this innocent Labour voter actually smell the Lib Dem leader’s spaniel. That is the question. An anonymous eyewitness disclosed that the blonde haired man was seen three days later with Tim Farron, later suspected to be […]

FAKE NEWS: Moonlightleviosa8

FAKE NEWS: Moonlightleviosa8

Fake news is the act of publishing a story or facts to try to influence the general public with a biased opinion, intending to sway people over onto that side of the argument or exaggerate a point, making it more obvious and highlighted. Sounds good, hey? Well it’s called ‘FAKE‘ […]