How fake news does
This report, written by a computer science undergraduate, will recommend
a TED talk to the university students, focusing the useful aspects of the talk.
In the video Stephanie talks about the dreadful situation of Nigeria.
She tells about how the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped 200 girls
from the Chibok city of Nigeria. Throughout the world, crime has been embodied
by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls. But when Stephanie went to Nigeria, the
government officials called the crime, a hoax. It is a pity that this hoax narrative
In April 2016 Stephanie got a video in which Boko Haram showed the girls
alive. Consequently, Nigerian senate members managed to talk to Boko Haram. Eventually
22 girls were freed in October 2016. The fake news caused a delay in their
return. This clarifies the lethal danger of fake news.
There are various IT companies who are trying to get a solution to stop the
spread of false news. We can also play an important role in finding a solution
to this problem. One way by which one can stop the spread of fake news is to
check and verify the news before spreading or publishing it between others. He should
ask the tough questions to know about the reality of the information he discovered
Another solution to tackle this problem is the social sites must have to
check everyone’s post before it is being published. They should delete all the
posts that hurt other’s emotions. They should remove those users from the social
site who spread these lies.
It is not possible to get rid of fake news stories completely. But it
can be decreased to some limit. For that, we must take some strict steps
against the spread of fake news stories.