Nassima SAHBOUNE, Naima BOUKHALFA
THE EFFECT OF FAKE NEWS ON THE CREDIBILITY OF INFORMATION
Behind the spread of a large number of false news lies in the fact that most people do not verify the validity of the information they receive, and they take the initiative to share it immediately, which leads to its spread quickly as wildfire spreads. According to a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018, fake news and rumors spread on social media much faster than real news. The researchers explained the reason behind this in the ability of this type of false or misleading news to create great feelings of fear or astonishment, and people are more likely to read it and share it with others by browsing social networking sites.
Keywords: Fake News, Social Networking Sites, The Information