TOPIC :- Fake News What If?
I had orginally published this on LinkedIn.
According to ancient astronaut theorists 🙂 what if:
Some people think that websites like Facebook and Google may have made money by showing fake news stories. It’s possible that they were paid each time someone clicked on one of these stories, and they may have made millions of dollars this way. Some people believe that these companies only started looking into fake news after people said it might have affected the election.
It’s important to know that these websites have a responsibility to share accurate information, but sometimes they might be tempted to show fake news because it gets more clicks and makes them more money. However, we should also recognize that they have taken steps to address this issue and try to ensure that the news we see is reliable and trustworthy.
Companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter are very good at understanding what people like and will click on. They use this information to show you content that is tailored to your interests and preferences. This can include news stories, sponsored content, and items from online stores that you may have looked at.
Think of it like a video game. Just like how a game has obstacles to challenge you, these websites have obstacles like news stories that reflect a different political viewpoint to keep you engaged. You can adjust your settings to organize your news feed based on what you want to see, but the websites still use your clicks and reactions to tailor content to your interests.
This means that the opinions and views you see on these websites can change very quickly based on what you click on and share. Even a single post can reach thousands of people if it is retweeted or shared by others. While these websites need to make money to keep running, we can’t control how they use our data to tailor our feeds. However, we can hope for better filters and ways to control what we see.
It’s important to remember that while these websites can be a great way to connect with others and stay informed, they also have the power to influence our opinions and thoughts. If we only see news stories and content that reinforces our existing beliefs, we may become closed off to other perspectives and ideas. This can lead to echo chambers and divisiveness.
To combat this, it’s a good idea to seek out diverse viewpoints and sources of information. We can make an effort to follow people with different backgrounds and beliefs on social media, and read news stories from a variety of sources. This can help us understand different perspectives and make more informed decisions.
It’s also important to be aware of the potential downsides of these websites. They can be addictive and time-consuming, and can take away from other important aspects of our lives. We should make an effort to disconnect and engage in other activities that bring us joy and fulfillment.
Finally, we should remember that we have the power to control our online experience. We can choose what we click on, what we share, and what we believe. By being mindful and intentional about our online behavior, we can make the most of these websites while minimizing their negative effects
Yes it could be malicious or lucrative if used for that intent so…What If?
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Thoughts & Ideas, Joseph Kravis 🙂
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