Fake News as a Tool to Manipulate the Public With False Information
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- Fake news; False information; Post-truth; Technology
This article explains that fake news is not a new phenomenon and is used by various parties throughout civilization. Fake news has become the subject of public discussion lately. The issue of fake news arose because of the support of technology, especially the internet. The internet has accelerated the spread of fake news to a different level. Donald Trump’s victory became a symbol of the start of an era called post-truth where truth is secondary. Subjective emotion is the number one benchmark in judging whether a news story is true or not. However, what needs underlining is that the phenomenon of fake news is not new. They have existed since royal times and use for various purposes. However, when it comes to impact and the tools used, there are indeed many differences. Therefore, the author wants to describe the development of fake news further to get a clear picture of the evolution and application of fake news. The conclusion is that there is a significant influence of technological developments. In addition, the purpose of spreading fake news has not changed, which is that it uses to manipulate the public by spreading false information.
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TY - CONF AU - Munadhil Abdul Muqsith AU - Rizky Ridho Pratomo AU - Anna Gustina Zaina AU - Ana Kuswanti PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/07 TI - Fake News as a Tool to Manipulate the Public With False Information BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 118 EP - 127 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.017 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.017 ID - Muqsith2021 ER -