Fake news is a problem all around the world. My goal was to educate people regarding the situation and to help people find ways to identify it.
Fake news is a problem all around the world. My goal was to educate people regarding the situation and to help people find ways to identify it. My focus areas were on the current situation regarding fake news in South Africa, what impacts it has on us as a country and solutions, such as ways to identify fake news and how to report it in the hopes of minimizing the problem.
Through my research I found that fake news does not just impact South Africa, but the rest of the world as well. Though from my findings I could see that most South Africans don't seem to think that Fake News is that much of a problem. Fake news has an impact on a country's financial state, whether it be negative or positive. Even though there is not a solution to get rid of the mass fake news, people are doing their best to establish between the two(Fake news and legitimate news), by flagging sources that are known to spread fake news.