Fake News Fiasco
This is apropos the article Fake News Fiasco by M.K. Koul (June). Fake News is a manifestation of yellow-journalism that contains deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread in traditional print and broadcast news media and more often on online social media like Facebook and Twitter.
Fake News is written and published with the intent to mislead the public and in the process to damage an agency, entity or person and to gain mileage financially and politically. In a democracy, wherein, the freedom of press is a literally and constitutionally granted privilege, the outright attempt to publish fabricated news items is as such often the case to increase readership domain. So also, is the case with the social media exploitation, whereby, online sharing is attempted to gain Internet click revenue. In this context, it is worth mentioning that whereas obvious satire or parody is intended to amuse the patrons, Fake News dissemination is on the other hand meant for misleading the public for mocking and render deceit.
In fact, in the advanced nations like the USA, France, UK, Germany, Japan, Russia etc. generation and propagation of fake News is a common phenomenon particularly during the election times. Fake News is nothing short of a neologism that involves the spread of fabricated news or an illegitimate propaganda. When the Internet was first made accessible for public use in 1990s, its main purpose was for the seeking and accessing of information. But, in course of time, this has come to shield this very purpose of disseminating information when fake news was introduced to the Internet. In fact, fake news remains to be one of the new disturbing Internet trends that need to be overhauled or resolved. Fake News surfed on the Internet is a more threatening component than that surfaced on the print and visual media. The so-called word “Fake News” has in fact come to be replaced by a term “false news” in the Facebook right from the year 2017, as this has become assiduously a part and parcel of the ever growing uncanny cyber crime across the online media of the Internet. All in all, Fake News on the media has set to create a devastating impact in all likelihood of public perception and hence this disgruntling and unsavory phenomenon deserves to be meticulously checked and regulated for its quality and content and should be rescinded from across the media for effecting a real,genuine, flawless and fair media content in true and realistic form.
- Bh Indu Sekhar