We’re currently on a technological era, almost everyone has a Smartphone and internet
connection. In good hands that can be very productive, because you have a lot of
information right in your pocket, but in bad hands you have a way to ruin someone’s life,
to get drugs or even manipulate the elections of one of the most important countries of
the world. The fact that Donald Trump became president when he was at the bottom of
the election poll is a great example of how bad propaganda against someone can change
the course of something as big and important as an election.
How did this happen? Well, Donald Trump was at the bottom of the polls and the
elections were almost done, but Trump had a plan: He said that the federal investigation
against Hillary Clinton was active again and that he had found new e-mails with classified
information. All of this was false, but it doesn’t matter if the news are true, all that
matters is that people talk about it and believe it. As soon as the people knew about the
news, everyone lost their hope on Hillary and gave their vote to Trump, without even
verifying if the news were truth.
False news gave the opportunity to one man to become the president of one of the
strongest nations and all it took to work was that people spread the news without
checking if it was truth or false, and that’s why we need to analyze all the news we read,
because in this technological era it’s really easy to get cheated by the news, and some
times, by presidents.
By: Martín Rafael Castillo Romero