Fake news with reference to information warfare

Through networking and the Internet, more and more people can share their opinions and spread news. This has positive and negative consequences. On the one hand, it is much easier to get the news you want and to publish it. On the other hand it is relatively easy to influence other users. An insight into the search on Google Trends for the term ‘fake news’ shows the current relevance. Since October 2016, people are increasingly searching for the term. There are individual rises in search peeks which can probably be linked to various events. We can expect to come into contact with fake news every day.

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