“Impact of social media on knowing about the world–net positive or negative”
(“wildfire of false information”–nice. There’s a growth period)
I believe social media can be a really important source for news. Though as we have come to learn social media can also have a way of spreading like wildfire, as mentioned. Once information is out there it is there throughout the web forever. Referring back to our reading, results show that people who see an article from a trusted sharer, but not as easily as one written by an unknown media source. When people see news from a source or person they trust, the less likely they will question the facts, non-bias, more known than a sketchy source. With this being said, I believe news sources have to be very careful when dealing with social media, today news will end up on social media platforms rather they want it to be or not.