Living in the Era of Fake News


We live in the age of information; it is easy to promote and propagate whatever we want to anyone. With the advent of social media, everyone has got a personal space to publish their views and opinions regarding anything. But with it come a few drawbacks that can be detrimental.

 People are lazy, and no matter how much information is available, they will stick to the one which is easily available. This era is called the age of information but it has seemed to turn intoan era of dis-information. There is a lot of fake news floating the digital realm and a lot of people fall for it. People were uninformed before,nowthey aremisinformed. 

We are a click away from the truth, but our past experiences and preconceived ideas and notionshinders our ability to think and re-evaluate our position. Welie to ourselves to be comfortable with the decisions we make and reassert our position.

There is always space for change, progress and growth.Change is difficult,tiring, exhausting. It needs struggle, drive, heart, motivation from within. It needs consistency,positive perception and optimism, open-mindedness, honesty and being willing to forgo apperception and comforting lies. In the modern world, work, skepticism and research is needed to bring the truth out.

So, if tomorrow, some new informationis against your beliefs, don’t reject it; verify, contemplate, question and if it is wrong, then reject it. No matter howdiscomforting, always go for the truth. The majority may rule but mass-sentiments arenot always right.

Meer Abass

Assistant Professor and Social Activist

Department of English 

Govt Degree College Handwara


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