One of the major phenomenons that are happening in social media and the internet as a whole is false news. This is the type of news that gives a false impression. The disturbing thing about false news is that it spreads more quickly than the truth. The worst part is that the type of news that is going to spread the quickest is negative news. Therefore, people who are the subject of false news are going to be faced with a lot of problems. Given that people like to believe what is not necessarily true and their gravitation towards the negative, a lot of false news is going to stick for a long time before everything gets cleared up. The sad part is that even after everything is cleared up, there are still people that want to believe the false news.
Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are recognizing the damages that false news can bring and are doing everything they can to prevent it from happening. Among the things that social media platforms are doing is penalizing people for spreading false news. One good thing about this is that this gives people a chance to know who is worth listening to. The only thing is that there has to be a criteria when it comes to false news and the action to take when it comes to these occurrences.