Argumentative Essay On Fake News

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In recent times, there has been an increase in the phrase “fake news”. With the recent election of Donald Trump, more and more people are beginning to use the term “Fake news” as a way to invalidate any news source that they deem unreliable and untrustworthy. This term has been around since the 13th century and was originally defined as news that was not credible. Because of this vague definition of the phrase “fake news” there is not an original creator or specific audience for the original definition. However, people today use the term as a way to slander media stories based on opinion even though a story may very well be credible. Recently, one of the most influential users of this phrase is President Donald Trump. His influence on the public changes…show more content…
For example, in the song simply title “Fake News” by No Malice, there is a lyric in the songs that says “ We don’t buy i, it’s fake news”. This can be seen as an appeal to value because No Malice is relating the phrase “fake news” to being a fake person. This demonstrates No Malice’s values and views on being “fake news” and his audience is able to understand his argument because they share some of his values as well. Another instance of an argument about “fake news” using an appeal to value, is an article written by The Verge, explaining how AI in the near future could be trained to detect fake news stories. Unlike the other sources which appeal to logic and emotion, this article appeals to value by supporting their argument based on the shared values of the audience. The audience for this article does not want to read fake news stories and therefore reads this story instead, agreeing with the author’s statement about using AI to sniff out fake news media. Both of these sources demonstrate an appeal to value because of how they relate to their audience through shared

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