With the whole debacle of fake news with Facebook and the election, I found this interesting article on Mashable about how social media can help with changing peoples’ minds on the candidates. While Zuckerberg is saying that it didn’t play a role, recent data from the Pew Research Center is saying otherwise. What was most interesting, but not surprising was that most of the attitudes towards the candidates went in a more negative direction than positive direction
Now while it states that the responses on the report don’t mention being exposed to fake stories, I wouldn’t be surprised that they did have a role in it. I think that so many fake stories were coming out before the election and people were most likely not even fact checking.
While this data from the Pew Research Center was done right before the election, I hope they come out with some new findings surrounding the issue of social media and fake news.