Running Head: PAPER WRITING
In the modern society, fake news is one of the defining issues facing humanity. With the
emergence of social networks, it has become easier for purveyors of fake news to disseminate
their information in order to alter the thinking of people into believing that the news being spread
is true. Interesting, fake news tends to spread faster than the real news. People spread it faster
and gets to many people and since it is widely spread, there are those who believe the fake news.
With the alarming rate in which fake news is gaining huge momentum in the society, the big
question is who should entirely take responsibility for such endeavor and how should they go
about to end such malicious information. West (2017) argues that in order to combat fake news
and disinformation, government, consumers, and businesses should work together to avert the
According to West (2017), the government has the responsibility of promoting strong
professional journalism as well as enhancing new literacy. West (2017) argues that news industry
has the responsibility of providing high-quality journalism so as to build public trust and correct
sophisticated disinformation and fake news without legitimizing them. West believes that
technology companies need to invest in sophisticated tools that can easily identify fake news,
improve online accountability, and cut...