No More Fake News…Period!

In a world that is ever changing we don’t have time for fake anything. I wrote a post on clickbait awhile back and as we have discovered lately mostly its fake news or sensational headlines that are supposed to be passed off as real. We are living in times when people play politics with news and information to advance their agenda. Facebook and Google are working to curtail the cancer that is misinformation which is a good thing. People need to have as much information as possible to make smart decisions. People will pass along things without verifying the source and that makes the problem even worse. Bad info damages every country and it has a serious impact on the democratic process. Good information is important and we need this now more than ever.

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi There! My name is Tony Burgess. My friends call me "T-Bird", I'm a believer, blogger, lover and bleeding heart idealist from the great city of Chattanooga, TN. I embrace all things geeky and nerdy. This blog is where I chronicle and curate the silly and sacred things in life. My life is about my wife of 17 years Laura, Cody our boy dog, family, friends and of course blogging. I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank. The Episcopal/Anglican Church is where I express my faith and St. Peter's parish is my community. Grace and peace to all!

11 thoughts on “No More Fake News…Period!”

  1. Well said, Tony. I have actually been thinking a lot about this kind of thing. I might be sharing a post in the next day or two along the same lines… I just want to make sure I have all my facts straight first ;-)!
    Lydia!

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  2. Well said Tony, an excellent post. This has been going on for a long time, where media take advantage of their role and sensationalise headlines to make money. The lies are getting too far, whereby it’s causing hate and tensions.
    Thank you Tony.

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  3. Trouble with getting good info is that, what qualifies as true and valuable information is different for everyone. People gravitate to the media outlet that tells them what they want to hear. For that very reason, I’ll watch the same story on Fox News and CNN, then make a decision. People need to seek out the truth, not settle on the channel that is comfortable. And if people hear something strange, they need to verify it before passing it along.

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  4. I suspect we all—some people even subconsciously so—go looking to find what they want to see, and even love having their ears tickled. Although, this kind of search is often enjoyable—as it results in satisfying what we wish to see and hear—it seldom provides blinders and filters, resulting in a person falling prey to believing a lot of what they see and hear. Along comes fake news and the innocent, gullible, and those with little time could possibly find themselves being taken in without checking to see if it is true. Ultimately we’re going to believe what we want, but if we’re willing to be honest with ourselves, then we owe it to ourselves to question the information by at least, quickly checking multiple sources, even those we don’t unusually consult in order to confirm if what we see and hear is truly genuine.

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  5. I think today only those country, whose media is responsible and confirms the facts before making it headline are the peaceful and effective countries.
    I completely agree with you, we must not promote or share fake news before confirming the source.

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