Do you believe in everything you read online?

Do you believe in everything you read online?
The use of internet and social media sites have made it very possible and easy for anyone to wake up anytime and any day to write and update whatever that he or she pleases without any limitations at all.

This has filled the internet with lots of garbage being mixed up with the accurate and relevant information with facts. Before you get high quality information online recently, you would suffer swimming through lots of thrash online before getting what you want.

But some people don't really make sure to know whether the information they obtained online is true or not and they would swallow it hook, line and sinker.

Do you believe everything you read online?

Comments

luv2xacosta
I don't believe it when it's not yet proven. There are a lot of fake news swirling around the internet especially that internet is easier to access now a days. So when I read something in the internet, I have to make sure that it is from a trusted sources and that there some evidence given.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-10-2018
ballyhara
Agree. Nowadays everything tends to be a simple rumor, so I better wait for something that has been already proven to believe it. Just like you, I like to check on the different sources, and I really pay attention to the ones that are reliable. But if it's just some random info, with no solid bases or evidences, is not relevant to me.
Posted by ballyhara on 12-12-2018
mhingnhormz
Do you believe in everything you read online: I don't believed it all, some are useful but some are just kind of making a story or unbelievable. I do base of the proof and do research more, and don't rely on one source only most of the time if i am gathering an information that i really need a most
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-10-2018
ivandelrey
No. I can't even trust Wikipedia but compared to Facebook, it's much more reliable source of information. I do a lot of research, I don't just rely on just website. I think it's dangerous because people can manipulate almost everything on the internet, the internet is man made anway...
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-10-2018
pencilneckgeek
Yes, wikipedia can easily be edited and it has happened many times but to their credit, their response is quick when handling issues like that. Use multiple sites when looking for information, verify the details especially when researching for school work or for work like articles, stories, etc.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-10-2018
pencilneckgeek
Take everything with a grain of salt. Don't re-tweet, re-post or tell somebody anything unless you have researched the facts and proven that it is true. Fake news are everywhere, let us all be responsible enough to nip it in the bud.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-10-2018
ajahcuizon
Well, not all the time. It depends on the source of the information. There are sources in which we can rely on because we know that they are trustworthy. But now, a lot of fake news and information are wandering around and we should be careful of what we are going to believe.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 12-10-2018
theresajane
Yes, nowadays, on the internet, you really have to look at the source of information. Just getting a news from 9Gag doesn't mean that it's true. You might be fooled as they may be playing pranks and the likes.
Posted by theresajane on 12-11-2018
Barida
I always try to check a lot of other websites to be sure that what I am reading online is closer to the truth. This is one thing that I always do as I don't always feel comfortable spreading news that is not true to the people around me.
Posted by Barida on 12-10-2018
mcnasci24
To make matters worse, companies have some "tricks" of programming and writing to position their articles to the top of the search engines, without this meaning that they are really good.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-17-2018
YoloBoy
Nope I do not. There are people who make fake news online just for the money or for the fame. You cannot rely or believe everything that they say. The best way to get true facts is to listening to legit news feed or websites that actually produce good ratings and people who trust it.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-10-2018
antonToledo
Do I believe everything I read on the internet? My answer is a big no, Actually, we have an epidemic that is spreading on the internet like a wildfire right now, and it is called fake news. This really getting annoying everywhere I look there is always a fake article or blog even legit news sites do this.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-11-2018
theresajane
Only kids would believe everything that they read online. I guess, as we grow, we build "trust issues" Lol. Thus, it's not easy for us to easily trust every information present online, especially on social media. There are a lot of fake news on different platforms and we have to be very observant.
Posted by theresajane on 12-11-2018
theresajane
Only kids would believe everything that they read online. I guess, as we grow, we build "trust issues" Lol. Thus, it's not easy for us to easily trust every information present online, especially on social media. There are a lot of fake news on different platforms and w have to be very observant.
Posted by theresajane on 12-11-2018
ballyhara
Well, not just kids. My dad is very naive, and he doesn't know to handle technology properly. So, he's the typical old fashion guy, that grew up based on news and their credibility, so he thinks everything is true, just because is posted online. I've been trying to explain him how he should verify the info before he gets hyper, but there's no point, he just simply trust in whatever is published.
Posted by ballyhara on 12-12-2018
kaushikangara
Never. I go through multiple sources before totally believing on anything. I make sure I go through the newspaper articles, TV, internet and other verified sources of information to make sure whatever I read online is correct. There is a lot of negativity on the internet these days and we must not fall prey to all that is available online.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-11-2018
Corzhens
My take on the data in the internet is that more than 20% are not true whether by intention or not. Take the case of the current issues that some media are making it appear to be positive and some are making it appear as negative. In that case how do we know if the news report is accurate when there is bias and prejudice on the part of the news reporter? There are so many false information in the internet so we should be careful and discerning when it comes to believing.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-12-2018
nekonieden
No, not every thing you read in internet are true so I don't believe that all we read in internet is true. There are just some folks want to share some ideas that doesn't really exist. I will believe it if they include some proofs or sources but if there are no enough proofs then believing to it is not possible.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-13-2018
rubeth1726
People can freely express their thoughts and beliefs in social media, articles online, posts and comments whether it is true or not.

So, do I believe everything I read online? Definitely not. I do respect other's opinion and thoughts but it's up to me if I will believe it or not. It is because we have our own perspective in life.

Even news online, I do not believe all the news I read online. There are news that really happened and there are some fake news. Or there are news that happened but some details are not true.
Posted by rubeth1726 on 12-13-2018
knnon
My pastime involves reading articles or anything I find interesting. Sometimes the things I read are too good to be true. If ever that's the case I try to look for more articles to back up the claim, or any evidence at all that it isn't real. I don't instantly believe what I read online. I don't even believe people when they say something sometimes so why should I believe articles I only just read with no proof? I guess you can say I have trust issues but oh well.
Posted by knnon on 12-14-2018
GeorgeDr
Anything can be either a lie or a misinterpretation of a certain situation , so until I have searched enough to persuade myself logically I believe nothing with certainty. That being said you cannot actually deny everything , so anything I read that interests me i research it. I think that is a mindset that anyone can adopt and it's actually useful.
Posted by GeorgeDr on 12-14-2018
davedaot
Nope not everything, if I found something that's interesting online I don't just believe in it, what I do is I'll find more information about it in google or YouTube and use my best judgement to identify whether the information is legit or just fake news.
Posted by davedaot on 12-17-2018
burgosmichael2407
I don't believe in everything that I read online. Fake news are rampant nowadays and they are everywhere. The scammers and online frauds are also there to spread too good to be true information just to get a victim. Internet doesn't have the capacity to filter and verify every information to see if they are true or not. So as much as possible be careful with everything that you read online.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-17-2018
mcnasci24
Social-technological 'entertainment' places (like social media) have become a juicy space to make viral lies. The change of the national anthem, the free car, the death of a famous singer or actor, the beginning of a war, among so many other things, are commonplace. It's important to verify information before believing it.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-17-2018
emiaj55
Definitely not. Every information must first have a credible source. But the problem in the internet these days is that there are far too many fake accounts that roam around the sites especially in social medias. Many of these accounts send out false information into the stream and a lot of people fall for it. When they used a photo of some known personality, they use that person's popularity to influence others on the platform. And since a lot of us are always in the internet now a days, the spread of fake news now an almost (if not) every day occurrence.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-17-2018
mcnasci24
Through the media and the computer revolution that has made the Internet possible, not only has the fluidity of true information been increased, but a great amount of false information has also been created. This type of confusion goes way back, even beyond the famous live broadcast of Orson Welles (1938) from the novel The War of the Worlds, that caused panic in the citizens of New Jersey and New York. Before I believe or repeat a piece of information that I read online or on social media, I check it up on several reliable news sites. If the information checks out, I will be confident to tell it to someone else. If not, I keep in mind it's a fake report.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-17-2018
Tehilah27
I hardly believe anything I read online because I know there are lots of people forming opinions based on other people's thoughts and touting them as truth without properly researching them. If I come across something interesting online that I'm likely to talk about with other people, I do a little research myself to see if the claims add up. So much propaganda online to fit people's agenda. Be careful what you believe!
Posted by Tehilah27 on 12-18-2018